Currently the Ohio House of Representatives is searching for qualified undergraduate students to fill Legislative Page positions. Paging for the legislature provides an opportunity for self-motivated, outgoing college students to gain an understanding of the legislative process by actively participating in it. Typical Page assignments can include distributing documents, photocopying, retrieving materials from other governmental offices, and delivering messages between members. Working on the floor of the Ohio House of Representatives, Legislative Pages assist with the preparation for session, and provide a range of services to help members and their staff do their jobs properly and to facilitate the smooth functioning of the Legislature. Legislative Pages often have extensive contact with the public when handling telephone calls for members' offices, delivering mail and messages, and greeting visitors to the House of Representatives.
Confidentiality, reliability, courteous, behavior, discretion, and the ability to think quickly and make independent decisions are necessary attributes in a page. Serving as a Legislative Page offers a unique opportunity to observe the workings of the legislature and to witness first-hand the often-historic events at the Statehouse. Former pages have benefited from this position by acquiring professional experience, contacts, and in some instances full-time legislative staff positions after their graduation.