Local legislators to host town-hall meeting March 14

March 11, 2015

NEW — 11 a.m. March 11, 2015

Residents can join local legislators to discuss the ongoing session in Olympia at a town hall meeting in Bellevue this Saturday.

Meet state Sen. Steve Litzow and state Reps. Judy Clibborn and Tana Senn — 41st Legislative District lawmakers — at the March 14 meeting.

The legislators, all three from Mercer Island, will provide an update on the legislative session and take questions from constituents.

Litzow, Clibborn and Senn will visit Bellevue’s Somerset Elementary School, 14100 Somerset Blvd., from 10 a.m. to noon. Read more

Eastside students invited to join Senate page program

December 26, 2014

NEW — 3:15 p.m. Dec. 26, 2014

Students between the ages of 14 and 16 are invited to participate in the Senate page program, where each year hundreds of students from throughout Washington state get a firsthand look at how the legislative process works.

“The page program is an incredible educational opportunity and a great chance to learn from other students from different parts of the state,” said Sen. Steve Litzow, who represents Mercer Island, Bellevue, Beaux Arts, Issaquah, Newcastle, Renton and Sammamish. “Being able to participate directly in the legislative process can inspire our state’s future leaders.”

Students spend one week in Olympia, where they attend page school, hear directly from state lawmakers and other officials, and assist with proceedings on the Senate floor during debate and voting.

Interested students living in the 41st District are encouraged to apply by submitting an application to Litzow’s office for the 2015 session that runs from January through April.

Learn more or get an application by calling the Legislative Information Center at 800-562-6000 toll free; go to SenatorLitzow.com and select “Page Program;” or email SenatePageProgram@leg.wa.gov.