Ethan Wright on the Senate floor with his sponsor, Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Ethan Wright on the Senate floor with his sponsor, Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Auburn student serves as Senate page

  • Friday, March 2, 2018 12:55pm
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For the Reporter

Ethan Wright, a home-schooled eighth-grader, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Wright was one of 30 students who served as Senate pages for the eighth week of the 2018 legislative session.

He was sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, who represents parts of South King County region.

The Senate Page Program provides an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working at the Legislature. Students transport documents between offices, as well as deliver messages and mail. Pages spend time in the Senate chamber and attend page school to learn about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process. Students also draft their own bills and engage in a mock session.

“Delivering messages and seeing campus” were Wright’s favorite parts of the week. The most memorable parts of the program, however, were working on the Senate floor and meeting Sen. Fain, he said.

Wright, the 14-year-old son of Steve and Stephanie Wright of Auburn, enjoys bird-watching and soccer.

Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit

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