Senator Mark Allen
State Capitol Room 415
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Photo: Paige Burleson, Senator Mark Allen, Bailey Cox, Logan Cox
Bailey Cox and Logan Cox, seniors at Spiro High School, and Paige Burleson, junior at Muldrow High School, were selected to serve as pages during the week of May 18-22, 2015 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. The Senate Page Program is for high school students in grades 11 and 12 who are at least 16 years of age. It allows young Oklahomans to see legislators at work and gives them insight into how government operates and how laws are passed.
Bailey Cox said, “There are so many things that I love about paging. As a page you get the chance to watch how our legislators work and witness many important things around you. Seeing the humorous side along with the serious side of the senators is what I love most. Every one of the men and women who step on that Chamber floor are role models for me and my fellow pages. I have loved being able to spend time with my Papa, Senator Mark Allen, and watch him make a difference in our state’s future. I recommend all juniors and seniors try and page so they can have fun and learn everything that I have learned.”
Logan Cox said she enjoyed defending a bill during Pageville, running errands for the senators, meeting new friends and seeing the not-so-serious side of the senators.
Paige Burleson said, “We study about government in school, but to get to experience firsthand is something I will never forget. I have had a wonderful time this week learning, but most of all I enjoyed meeting all my wonderful new friends. I want to say thank you to all the Capitol staff, a special thank you to Jerry McPeak who suggested I serve as page, and to Senator Mark Allen for giving me this opportunity. Thank you so much.”
It was especially enjoyable to work with Bailey, Logan and Paige this week, and I am glad to hear they enjoyed the experience as much as I did. If you are interested in serving as Senate page, or know someone who is, more information can be found at www.SenatorMarkAllen.com.
Until next time,
Senator Mark Allen