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Florida House Page and Messenger Program Essay Contest

Page and Messenger Program Essay Contest

Representative Salzman is doing an essay contest as the means to select the 2023 page/messenger she nominates to serve in the program at the Florida House.

Pages and Messengers are students who come to the Capitol and work one week during the 60-day Regular Session. 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. 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.

The Page & Messenger Program offers students a fun and educational experience that will not be forgotten.

Contest rules and details are attached in a separate document. Those with further questions may contact the media coordinator listed below.

WHO: District Staff from the offices of: Representative Salzman
WHAT: Page & Messenger Essay Contest
WHEN: Deadline to enter is 5pm January 6, 2023
WHERE: via email to Debra.Malsberger@myfloridahouse.gov