Congratulations to 2020 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Myra Stanfield!

Myra Stanfield has been sworn in as the 2020 Connecticut’s Kid Governor

On Friday, January 17, 2020, Myra Stanfield of Eric G. Norfeldt Elementary School in West Hartford was sworn in as the fifth Connecticut’s Kid Governor. Myra was elected  by the fifth graders of Connecticut based on her platform of preventing animal abuse. During her term, Myra will work on being an advocate for animals by focusing on her three platform points:

  1. Inform people about how animal abuse is a problem.
  2. Raise money and collect items for animals in need.
  3. Hold a statewide adoption event.

You can watch the inauguration ceremony and the press conference HERE.


Meet the 2020 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Cabinet

Throughout the year, CTKG Myra will work with the six finalist from the 2019 Statewide Election who will make up her Cabinet. The Cabinet members will meet periodically at Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford  to discuss how they can support Myra’s platform and continue together on their own platforms.

  • Ariana Moreno- Suicide & Mental Health
  • Daisy Wimberly- Pollution
  • Derek Gaszek- Brightening the Lives of Homeless Children
  • Dwayne Ceasar- Helping Children with Disabilities
  • Kylie Nachin- Kids and Technology Addiction
  • Lucie Martinelli- Diversity in Schools & Sports

You can follow what Myra and the Cabinet are up to on Myra’s blog HERE.


Thank You for Joining Us!

During Inauguration Day 2020, CTKG Myra and her cabinet were joined by some special guests. Governor Lamont, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, US Senator Blumenthal (not pictured), Secretary of the State Merrill, Treasurer Wooden, Commissioner of Education Cardona, Deputy Attorney General Chapple, State Senator Slap, Representative Gilchrest, Mayor Cantor, and Judge Dennis Eveleigh all were present to celebrate the day.


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 partnership 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.