And the 2021 Connecticut’s Kid Governor is…

Congratulations to Reese Naughton!

On Friday, November 20th, Reese Naughton learned at a socially distanced announcement ceremony that she would serve as the 2021 Connecticut’s Kid Governor. The 5th graders from Oshana Elementary School gathered outside to watch the Breaking News segment featuring WTNH’s Keith Kountz and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. You can watch that video HERE.


2021 CTKG Reese & Pandemic Health

Reese Naughton was elected by 5th graders across the state to serve as the 2021 Connecticut’s Kid Governor and to work on her platform of Pandemic Health. Following her inauguration in January, Reese will work on her three-point plan of action to help improve mental health in our communities and promote safety during the pandemic.

Make sure to follow along on social media, through e-blast notifications, and on our website for updates on Reese’s term.


Congratulations to Ms. Signori’s 5th Grade Class: #CTKGvotes2020 Winner

In their first year participating in Connecticut’s Kid Governor, Ms. Signori’s class at Parkville Community School in Hartford submitted this “Every Vote Counts” picture for the #CTKGvotes2020 contest. There were over thirty photos submitted for this year’s contest, the most ever! Congratulations to Ms. Signori’s class and thank you, everyone for submitting your pictures!

Submissions can be viewed HERE.


Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is a national award-winning civics program created by The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House. The program is presented with major funding and support from CT Humanities and the Gawlicki Family Foundation, and in partnership with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.