Lynnwood teen serves as Senate page

Aidan O’Neill, an 8th grader from Lynnwood, spent last week participating in the Senate Page Program at the State Legislature. He was sponsored by Sen. Paull Shin, D-Edmonds.

Aidan was one of several students ages 14 to 16 who took part in the program. Pages deliver mail, run errands, present the flag and learn parliamentary procedure firsthand. They also try their hand at drafting a bill and engage in a mock session. During the mock session, Aidan helped write a bill to regulate driver’s licenses for the elderly.

“The page program offers a rare, firsthand opportunity to learn about state government,” Shin said. “I’m glad Aidan was able to take advantage of it.”

After high school, Aidan would like to attend at Washington State University and is considering a career in law enforcement. He is the son of Kevin and Rose O’Neill of Lynnwood.

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