Baumgartner invites parents, students to town hall

Tomorrow, Sen. Michael Baumgartner invites parents as well as junior high, high school and college students to come learn about opportunities in government and share their ideas for education.

“One of my top priorities as state senator is providing all students with an educational opportunity,” said Baumgartner, chair of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee and vice-chair of the Higher Education Committee. “I want to hear from parents and students about what they need to get ahead and connect them with opportunities to engage with their government.”

Students aged 14-16 are invited to learn about the Senate Page Program which brings students to the state Capitol for a week to learn about government and get hands-on experience with the legislative process. Additional information will be provided about legislative internship and community service opportunities.

Page slots are limited, but interested students of all ages may also participate in Baumgartner’s Junior Senator Program, which brings students to the state Capitol to experience a day in the life of a state senator.

“If you’re a parent looking for ways to plug your student into leadership opportunities or a student looking to build your resumé for college or career, you’re welcome to come learn more about what your government has to offer,” said Baumgartner.

The town hall will be held at the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture beginning at 5 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 13. For more information about the town hall, Junior Senator Program or Senate Page Program, contact Matt McCoy at (509) 329-3740 or Matt.McCoy@leg.wa.gov.