State Representative Bob Kressig of Cedar Falls today called on area high school students to learn more about the legislative process by applying to serve as a Page in the Iowa House of Representatives for the 2010 Legislative Session.
"Serving as a Page in the Iowa House of Representatives gives students the opportunity to participate in the legislative process," said Kressig. "I know many who served as Pages found it be a rewarding experience and some of my colleagues in the Iowa House actually served as a Page when they were students."
Pages provide invaluable assistance to Representatives and House staff by running errands, delivering messages, and distributing bills and amendments. Pages also "staff" committee meetings and help the chairperson by handing out materials during the meetings. Some Pages will be assigned to work with the House Journal, Legal Counsel and Caucus staffs.
Pages are actually hired as employees of the Iowa House of Representatives. They receive $8.57 per hour and are expected to work from 8 a.m. until the House adjourns for the day. Pages will be able to apply to be full or half session pages. Uniforms are provided. Work begins on January 11 and goes to the end of the session, which usually runs until the end of April.
Students interested in serving as Pages must submit their application by Friday, October 2, 2009. Students will also be interviewed as part of the selection process. Applications must be filed with the Chief Clerk of the Iowa House.
"I would encourage high school students to participate in this program," Kressig said. "It is a unique opportunity to see first-hand how your state government works."
Students who are interested in becoming a Page can apply by downloading an application from the General Assembly’s web site at