Keith Steedman, a freshman at Bellevue Christian School, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Keith was one of 13 students who served as Senate pages for the sixth week of the 2017 legislative session.
He was sponsored by Sen. Dino Rossi, who represents the 45th Legislative District.
“Keith is a hard-working young man,” said Rossi, R-Redmond. “We were glad to have him as our page during this busy week of session.”
The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Students are responsible for transporting documents between offices, as well as delivering 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.
“I liked getting to meet all of the different senators,” Keith said when asked about his favorite part of the Senate Page Program. “It takes a lot of people to keep the state running!”
Keith, 14, enjoys math, playing baseball and playing in his school’s orchestra.
He is the son of Jeanne Hall-Steedman and Scott Steedman of Woodinville.