HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HONORARY PAGE PROGRAM
For more than fifty years, the Oregon House of Representatives has offered young Oregonians a chance to come to the state capitol in Salem to experience firsthand the legislative - or lawmaking - process. This opportunity is better known as the Honorary Page Program.
The Page Program runs from February to June in odd-numbered years and in February and early March in even-numbered years, otherwise known as a "short session." Students between the ages of 12 and 17 must apply for this unique program where they will spend a day engaged in a living history and civics lesson.
A typical day for a page starts at 9 a.m. and concludes by 3 p.m., with a break for lunch permitted from 12 to 1 p.m (applicants will be in charge of their own lunch arrangements). As an Honorary Page, the applicant will participate in an official swearing-in ceremony, administered by the House Sergeant at Arms, an event often considered the highlight of the day, in order to be allowed onto the chamber floor. Further events include a classroom session where details of the Legislative process are discussed, performing courier services for the Chief Clerk's Office, working on the House chamber floor with the Legislators during a daily session, visiting each applicant's Representative's office, observing Committee meetings, a personal tour of the capitol building itself, and participation in any special events or activities at the capitol as they occur (this may include a speech by the Governor or the annual Ice Cream Social). View a sample daily schedule HERE
If interested, please fill out this application form:
Honorary Page Application.pdf
and remit to the Chief Clerk's Office
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Oregon's Chief Clerk of the House
For further questions, contact:
The Chief Clerk's Office or Brian Fenderson, Honorary Page Coordinator - pictured right
Phone: 503-986-1882 E-mail:
The Governor's Ceremonial Office
House Chamber Floor
An Honorary Page studying a poster
of the Representatives' faces on June 11, 2015
Honorary Page Oath of Office and Certificate