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Parker announces 2013 Page for a Day program
From staff reports
Wednesday, State Representative Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound) announced that his office is taking applications to participate in the Page For a Day program.
A long-standing tradition at the State Capitol, the program allows children between the ages of 8 and 18 to spend a day at the Capitol assisting the members of the Texas House of Representatives while they work on the chamber floor. Participants have the unique opportunity to experience the legislative process up close, have their picture taken with Rep. Parker and are presented with a state flag recently flown over the Capitol.
Previous program participants sponsored by Parker also had the opportunity to meet various dignitaries happening to be visiting the State Capitol, such as Texas Rangers owner Nolan Ryan and team Manager Ron Washington.
"It is a wonderful program," Parker stated. "One of the highest honors of this office is to host the youth of our communities and to provide them with a once in a lifetime experience. I look forward to having many children participate this session."
To be eligible, applicants must be a resident of House District 63. Interested applicants are asked to contact Parker's District Director, Mrs. Patricia Robinson, at email@example.com with a 300-word essay summarizing why they would like to be a page for the day. Due to the limited number of spaces available, qualified applicants will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.
Initially elected on Nov. 7 of 2006, Parker represents both rural and urban parts of Denton County which encompasses the cities of Flower Mound, Argyle, Lantana, Dish, Ponder, Justin, Northlake, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Bartonville, Trophy Club, Roanoke and portions of Lewisville, Fort Worth, Highland Village Westlake and Southlake.
Serving in his fourth term in the Texas Legislature, Parker is focusing his efforts on economic development, job creation, strengthening border security and immigration policy, promoting fiscally responsible government spending, providing a strong public education system and protecting family values.
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