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Connecticut’s Kid Governor®


2023 Kid Governor Ellie and her Cabinet Sworn in at Inauguration Day!

On Friday, January 20, 2023, Kid Governor Ellie Mendez and her Cabinet took their official oaths of office and began their one-year term of leadership! This special event was held at Connecticut’s Old State House and the students were joined by their classmates, teachers, and a number of state officials and dignitaries.


Announcing the 2023 Connecticut’s Kid Governor!

On November 22, 2022, The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House announced that Elisavet “Ellie” Mendez was elected by the state’s 5th graders to serve as the 2023 Connecticut’s Kid Governor!


Watch WFSB Connecticut’s Wendell Edwards and Secretary of the State Mark Kohler make the official announcement:

Click HERE to watch this “Breaking News” segment video with Spanish subtitles. 


Announcing the 2023 Kid Governor’s Cabinet!

The 2023 Kid Governor’s Cabinet will be led by Connecticut’s Kid Governor Ellie Mendez and will include the six final candidates from the 2022 Statewide Election. The Cabinet will meet monthly in 2023 to advise CTKG Ellie throughout her term, discuss how they can support CTKG Ellie’s campaign platform in their own communities, and collaborate with each other as they accomplish their own three-point platforms. 


#CTKGVotes2022 Photo Contest

Fifth grade teachers across Connecticut have documented their election experiences and share their best photos with us. Thank you to the many classes who submitted entries for the #CTKGvotes2022 Photo Contest!

Congratulations to this year’s winner, Mr. Pegnataro’s Class!


Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is a national award-winning civics program created by The Connecticut Democracy Center. It is a program in residence at Connecticut’s Old State House and is presented with major funding and partnership support from

And in partnership with