Pages and Messengers are students who come to the Capitol and work one week during the 60-day Regular Session. Each of our 120 Representatives may sponsor one Page and one Messenger. Pages and Messengers assist the Representatives and their staff during the Capitol’s busiest time of year while observing state government in action.
The Page & Messenger Program is a long-standing tradition in the Florida House of Representatives. Our historic journals include mention of them as far back as 1865. Each student who serves as a Page or Messenger will have his or her name appear in the Journal of the House. This will be an official record of their time spent in the Florida House to one day show their children and grandchildren.
While performing their duties, Pages and Messengers have the opportunity to observe lawmakers, lobbyists, staff, and constituents working together in the legislative process. Opportunities will include committee meetings, House sessions in the Chamber, and occasionally press conferences with notable people or celebrities.
As time allows, Pages and Messengers may have the opportunity, with chaperones, to leave the Capitol and tour the Governor’s Mansion, the Florida Supreme Court, the Museum of Florida History, and the Historic Capitol. Students often hold a mock session in the House Chamber to put their newfound knowledge to use.
The Page & Messenger Program offers students a fun and educational experience that will not be forgotten. To learn more, please read “Frequently Asked Questions.” You may print an application from the link provided below. To locate your Representative, visit the “Contact Your Representative” link at the top of the page.
Page & Messenger Program Documents and Contact Information