Steele serves as page for NC State House
RALEIGH — Austin Steele, a student at Tuscola High School, recently served as a page for the N.C.House of Representatives. He is the grandson of James and Karen Doyle, of Clyde, and was sponsored by state Rep. Joe Sam Queen (D-Haywood, Jackson, Swain). Speaker of the House Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) appoints the pages and introduces each one to members and citizens in the House gallery at the start of each week during Monday night’s session.
For decades, the N.C. 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.