The following were the candidates for the office of
2018 Connecticut’s Kid Governor


The following 5th graders were the final candidates in the 2017 Statewide Election for the office of 2018 Connecticut’s Kid Governor. The candidates were nominated by the 5th graders in their schools and completed the necessary paperwork qualifying them to run for office.

Each candidate created a campaign video (below) outlining why he or she wanted to be Connecticut's Kid Governor; what leadership qualities he/she has; what community issue is important to him or her and why; and a three-point plan outlining ways for Connecticut 5th graders to make a difference around that issue.

Fifth grade students in registered classrooms watched these videos carefully and used the 
Analyzing Campaign Videos and Speeches worksheet to study the candidates’ platforms and inform their vote during the Statewide Election. The Statewide Election was held November 6-14, 2017. Each registered 5th-grade student was entitled to one vote. All votes were due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14 , 2017.

Candidate’s Name: A'aliyah 
Candidate’s Community Issue:

Candidate’s Name: Dillon
Candidate’s Community Issue: Bullying

Candidate’s Name: Gwyn
Candidate’s Community Issue: Child Poverty 

Candidate’s Name: Liliana 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Making the Elderly Feel Valued

Candidate’s Name: Madison
Candidate’s Community Issue: Kindness


Candidate’s Name: Megan
Candidate’s Community Issue: Cancer

Candidate’s Name: Nathaniel 
Candidate’s Community Issue: Eliminating Styrofoam Trays

Resources for Voting Classes

Analyzing Campaign Videos and Speeches worksheet - Students used this worksheet when analyzing the above campaign videos (one per video) to guide their assessments of the candidates’ platforms.

Connecticut’s Kid Governor Statewide Election Ballot – This ballot was used for students to cast their votes for Connecticut’s Kid Governor. 

Media Kit for Schools Voting in the 2017 CTKG Statewide Election  This Media Kit will assist you in promoting the Connecticut’s Kid Governor Statewide Election experience with local media.