Welcome to the official website of Connecticut’s Kid Governor!

Connecticut’s Kid Governor is a national award-winning statewide civics program for 5th graders created by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network at Connecticut’s Old State House.

Timed to coincide with Election Day in November, each school in Connecticut is eligible to enter one student candidate into a statewide election that other 5th graders vote in. The winning candidate serves a full-year term with all the benefits and responsibilities of being Connecticut’s Kid Governor!

To learn more about how your class can participate, please visit “How to Participate” and the “CT’s Kid Governor 2016-2017” pages. Click HERE to register your class!

See below to learn more about the current Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elena Tipton and her Campaign for Kindness!

CT Kid Governor sitting at her honorary desk at CT's Old State House
In November 2015, hundreds of 5th graders across the state participated in the election of the first ever Connecticut’s Kid Governor. After an exciting race, students elected Elena Tipton of East Hartford who ran on a Campaign for Kindness platform. During her term as Connecticut’s Kid Governor, Elena’s has shared her 3-point plan of action through video messages to constituents, a Kindness is Kool blog, public appearances, and more! To learn more about Elena’s term and Campaign for Kindness, check out the “CT’s Kid Governor Elena Tipton” pages.