“Diversity is a huge part of our Cabinet- we all look different, and we all ACT different, but we’re all friends, and we support each other on our campaign issues.” – Kid Governor Myra Stanfield
The Kid Governor’s Cabinet is led by Connecticut’s Kid Governor Myra Stanfield and includes the six final candidates from the 2019 Statewide Election. The Cabinet meets bi-monthly in the Kid Governor’s office at Connecticut’s Old State House to advise CTKG Myra throughout her term, discuss how they can support CTKG Myra’s campaign platform in their own communities, and collaborate with each other as they accomplish their own three-point platforms.
Learn more about the 2020 Cabinet below, and send your questions for the Cabinet to Myra@CT.KidGovernor.org. They may answer your questions during a Facebook Live event during the year!
Meet the 2020 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Cabinet
School: Casimir Pulaski Elementary School
Town: Meriden, CT
Community Issue: Suicide & Mental Health
Watch Ariana’s campaign video here!
“My name is Ariana Moreno and I am 10 years old. I am a fifth grader at Casimir Pulaski Elementary School in Meriden. I live with my mom, dad, and two dogs. All of my brothers and sisters are older than me and live on their own. I like to draw and play with my dogs during free time. My favorite subject in school is math. My leadership qualities are my determination, creativity, helpfulness, honesty, and empathy.”
School: John F. Kennedy Intermediate School
Town: Windsor, CT
Community Issue: Pollution
Watch Daisy’s campaign video here!
“My name is Daisy Wimberly and I am a 5th grader at JFK Elementary School in Windsor. I live with my Mom, Dad, and dog Bane; he is a Miniature Schnauzer. My favorite hobbies are fashion, cooking, and dancing. I enjoy Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Acro. I am a 3-time national dance title winner. I also enjoy spending time with my dog. A fun fact about me is I am ambidextrous. My leadership qualities include organization, being team oriented, and the ability to work well with others to bring ideas to life. I am very determined to accomplish my goals.”
School: Oshana Elementary School
Town: Southington, CT
Community Issue: Brightening the Lives of Homeless Children
Watch Derek’s campaign video here.
“I’m Derek Gaszek and I am a fifth grader at Oshana Elementary School. I live in a family of four with my mom, my dad, and my brother. I also have a dog named Captain. I am also part Polish and live in Southington. I enjoy joking around with my friends, playing video games, and going to school. I am a great leader because I am responsible, trustworthy, I have integrity, and I am enthusiastic.”
School: Clover Street School
Town: Windsor, CT
Community Issue: Helping Children with Disabilities
Watch Dwayne’s campaign video here.
“My name is Dwayne Ceasar and I am in fifth grade. I want to be a storm chaser and a meteorologist when I am older. I am on the weather team at my school. I have autism and hyperactivity disorder. I am smart and friendly.”
School: West Vine Street School
Town: Pawcatuck, CT
Community Issue: Kids and Technology Addiction
Watch Kylie’s campaign video here.
“My name is Kylie and I am a student at West Vine Street School in Stonington. I really love gymnastics and football. I am very competitive. My family includes my mom Emily, my baby brother Killian, and me. My favorite subjects in school are math and science. I like the saying ‘Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You’ by Dr. Seuss. When I grow up, I want to be a cafe owner. I believe my leadership qualities are that I am confidant, a role model at school, outgoing, and friendly.”
School: Glastonbury East Hartford Magnet School
Town: Tolland, CT
Community Issue: Diversity in Schools & Sports
Watch Lucie’s campaign video here.
“Hi, my name is Lucie Martinelli and I am a 5th grade student at GEHMS (Glastonbury-East Hartford Magnet School). I live in Tolland with my Mom, Dad, and my little brother Eli, and my older sister Sophie. I love playing and watching all different spots. I especially like to place soccer and Irish step dance. I also love to travel to different places with family. I am a leader because I have integrity, I am smart, and I am very confident.”