La Conner High School students serve as pages in the state Legislature


Keith Carlton and Jacek Knudson, freshman students at La Conner High School, served as legislative pages in the Washington House of Representatives. They were sponsored by Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island.

As pages, Keith and Jacek observed the Legislature in action and were responsible for delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber during floor sessions. They also attended the Legislature's page school, where they learned about how a bill becomes a law and other legislative actions. 

To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 17. Additionally, pages are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school.

Keith is the 15-year-old son of Kevin and Mary Beth Carlton of La Conner. He is involved in several activities, including scuba diving, skiing and with the youth group in his church.

Jacek is the son of K.C. and Lori Knudson of La Conner. He is also 15. Jacek enjoys basketball, football, track and skiing. In addition, he is the freshman class president at La Conner High School.

For more information about the House page program, visit:

PHOTO #1: Legislative page Keith Carlton with Rep. Dave Hayes.

Legislative Page Keith Carlton with Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island.


PHOTO #2: Legislative page Jacek Knudson with Rep. Dave Hayes

Legislative Page Jacek Knudson with Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island.

Rep. Hayes' media:
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