Two sisters recently got to experience state government up close, as Marvin Ridge High School students Dara and Roya Fazelnia served as pages for the North Carolina House of Representatives. The girls, who are the daughters of David and Barbara Fazelnia of Waxhaw, were sponsored for the post by Union County Representative Craig Horn.
Speaker Thom Tillis appoints the pages, introducing each one to members and citizens in the House gallery at the start of each week.
For decades, the State House has relied on the service of Pages, who help deliver bills and amendments for Representatives during daily House sessions and committee meetings, offer assistance in individual Representatives’ offices, and run errands around the Legislature. Pages spend a week at the General Assembly assisting members and their staff and learning about the structure of North Carolina government.