Rep. Jesse Young sponsors Olalla teen as page in House of Representatives

Fifteen-year-old Giles Bond, a student from South Kitsap High School, recently spent one week in Olympia serving as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 26th District Rep. Jesse Young.

“It was an honor to sponsor Giles,” said Young, R-Gig Harbor. “He is a smart and driven young man with an amazing future ahead of him. I know he will continue to honorably serve the greater Kitsap area.”

Giles is the son of Cheryl and Douglas Bond and lives in Olalla. He is a Tacoma Police Explorer. He is also involved with the South Kitsap High school Navy JROTC program. He is working towards obtaining a Naval Academy appointment or ROTC scholarship.

Giles page duties included learning to navigate the many buildings around the Capitol, delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff, and assisting on the House floor. A few hours a day, he attended page school to learn and understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. By week's end, he had the opportunity to write a bill for a mock committee hearing in front of his fellow pages.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spent a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $35 a day while serving in the program.

To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor, be between the ages of 14 and 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school. For more information about the House page program, click here.


Washington State House Republican Communications