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Molino teen serves as Florida House Messenger

Courtesy NorthEscambia: A young man from Molino recently spent a week serving as a messenger in the Florida House of Representatives. Mitchell Singleton, who just completed his freshman year at Northview High School, served as a messenger for Rep. Clay Ingram.

Mitchell has served as a page in the House of Representatives during previous sessions and really made a name for himself as a hard worker. I couldnt believe how many people at the Capitol remembered him when he came back this year as a messenger, Ingram said.

Pages and messengers are students who work one week at the Capitol during the 60-day Regular Session. Each of Floridas 120 representatives may sponsor one page (ages 12-14) and one messenger (ages 15-18).

Being selected to serve is considered an honor and privilege. Pages and messengers assist the representatives and their staff during the Capitols busiest time of year while observing state government in action.

Mitchell has a bright future ahead of him and Im glad that he is interested in public service. I usually introduce him to people as the future President of the United States, and he doesnt shy away from the title, Ingram continued.

The page and messenger program is a long-standing tradition in the Florida House, with journals making mention of them as far back as 1865.  Singleton and each page and messenger will have their name appear in the official Journal of the House as an official record of their time spent serving in state government.