Garcia, Warner serve as pages for Sen. Wilson

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:25am
  • News

Estevan Garcia and Alexis “Blu” Warner served as pages in the Washington State Senate during the first week of April.

Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Auburn, sponsored their week at the Legislature.

“Our office had a great time hosting Estevan and Blu for their week at the Capitol,” said Wilson, who represents the 30th Legislative District. “I hope they enjoyed their time here. I know they saw and learned a lot.”

The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The educational experience is enhanced by guest speakers and includes classes with topics such as budget writing and how a bill becomes a law – which culminates in pages creating their own bills in a mock committee setting.

Garcia, 15, and Warner, 16, worked together on a bill aimed at increasing the orca population in Washington. The bill would provide more funding to salmon hatcheries to increase the population of salmon, and thereby increase the population of orcas that feed off the salmon.

Both pages said they valued their interactions with senators and staff.

“I enjoyed talking to the security guards and hearing all their stories,” Garcia said. “I really liked watching the floor action and listening to senators talk about their bills.”

“It was go great to work with Sen. Wilson and have lunch with her,” Warner said. “She listened to my ideas and has helped me a lot this week to understand how a state government functions.”

Pages also have the opportunity to work on the Senate floor. Their maroon coats and credentials allow them access to all parts of the Capitol Campus.

Garcia is a freshman at West Auburn High School. In his free time, he enjoys crafting and making things from scratch. Warner is sophomore at Decatur High School in Federal Way. In her free time, she works on short animation films. She produces and directs movies for film festivals and for school.

For more information, contact

More in News

ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter
From the ground up

Crews demolish old school to make way for a new one

Auburn Way South sidewalk improvement project to require lane closures, disruptions | UPDATES

On Monday, Aug. 19, through approximately Friday, Aug. 23, construction work by… Continue reading

Filipino Heritage Day comes to Neely Mansion on Aug. 24

Celebrating the Filipino-American arts, culture and people

Speed limit reduced for work zone on Auburn Way South

Starting Friday, Aug. 16, the speed limit in both directions of Auburn… Continue reading

Celebration for the community

Weekend includes entertainment, kids activities and car show | PHOTOS

The sixth annual Melanie Christianson Memorial Race showcases top barrel races and raises money for paralysis recovery in honor of Christianson. COURTESY PHOTO
Annual barrel race to fundraise for paralysis recovery

Melanie Christianson Memorial Race set for Aug. 25

Prosecutor charges former cheer coach with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor

The King County Prosecutor on Friday charged a former Celebrity Cheer Unlimited… Continue reading

West Hill residents escape burning home; damage estimated at $1.5 million

A smoke alarm alerted two residents in time to escape their burning… Continue reading

Inslee appoints McDonald to King County Superior Court

Prosecuting attorney part of team in Green River Killer case

Most Read