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 Honorary Page Program

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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  HEREBrian Fenderson Chief Clerk's Office sign edited.jpg

If interested, please fill out this application form:
  Honorary Page Application 
and remit to the Chief Clerk's Office      


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For further questions, contact:

The Chief Clerk's Office or Brian Fenderson, Honorary Page Coordinator - pictured right
Phone: 503-986-1882   E-mail:


In the Governor's Ceremonial Office

The Governor's Ceremonial Office

               House Chamber Floor

House Chamber Floor

Classroom session 

Classroom Session


An Honorary Page studying a poster
 of the Representatives' faces on June 11, 2015


Honorary Page Oath of Office and Certificate

Front of the Capitol Building  Front of the Capitol Building

Honorary Page Group Pic, June 11 2015
Honorary Pages, June 11, 2015

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Swearing-In Ceremony

Entrance to the Governor's Office
Entrance to the Governor's Office

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