2019 Kid Governor’s Cabinet

The Kid Governor’s Cabinet is led by Connecticut’s Kid Governor (CTKG) Ella Briggs and includes the six final candidates from the 2018 Statewide Election. The Cabinet meets bi-monthly in the Kid Governor’s office at Connecticut’s Old State House to advise CTKG Ella throughout her term, discuss how they can support CTKG Ella’s campaign platform in their own communities, and collaborate with each other as they accomplish their own three-point platforms.

Learn more about the 2019 Cabinet below, and send your questions to the Cabinet to info@KidGovernor.org.

Click here to download the 2019 Kid Governor’s Cabinet Platforms!

Meet the
2019 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Cabinet

Eva Greenspan
School: Eric G. Norfeldt Elementary School
Town: West Hartford, CT
Community Issue: Child Poverty
Watch Eva’s campaign video here!
“Hi, my name is Eva and I attend Norfeldt Elementary School in West Hartford. My family members include my mom, dad, sister Rachel, brothers Robert and Michael, and my dog Cleo. I love to sing, dance, sew, act, play lacrosse, and spend time with my family and friends. My leadership qualities are: I am a great listener and I am not afraid to speak up for what is right. I will make sure everyone has a say in what I do as part of the Kid Governor’s Cabinet. I am willing to admit when I make a mistake and try my best to fix it. I am very hard working!”

Read Eva’s blog post HERE.

Hayden Xhokaxhiu
School: Pleasant Valley Elementary School
Town: South Windsor, CT
Community Issue: Limiting Electronic Use
Watch Hayden’s campaign video here!
“Hi, I’m Hayden Xhokaxhiu and I’m a fifth grader at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in South Windsor. I live with my mom, dad, and sister and we enjoy family time together. I love to play soccer and basket ball with my dad, with other kids or by myself. I am very respectful to other people, determined when given a task. and patient when I have to wait, even if it’s hard. I listen to different people when they need my advice. Also, I am very confident in anything I do and get the job done.”

Read Hayden’s blog post HERE.

Jason Hayes
School: Casimir Pulaski Elementary School
Town: Meriden, CT
Community Issue: Children’s Literacy
Watch Jason’s campaign video here!
“Hi, my name is Jason Hayes. I am 10 years old and I am a fifth grader at Casimir Pulaski School in Meriden. I have three sisters and two dogs. I enjoy drawing, playing basketball, and playing video games. I am a student ambassador at my school. My leadership qualities are being kind, being helpful, and caring.”

School: Our Lady of Fatima School
Town: Wilton, CT
Community Issue: Recycling
Watch Madison’s campaign video here!

Melody Valdes
School: Dr. Thomas S. O’Connell Elementary School
Town: East Hartford, CT
Community Issue: Food for All
Watch Melody’s campaign video here!
“I’m from a wonderful family: my mom and dad, my older sister Melanie, and our amazing dog Scout. My mom and dad immigrated to the United States from Cuba in order to give my sister and me a better life! I currently play the baritone and am very active in my Girl Scout troop and my school’s Leadership Team. I also love to dance and I truly enjoy every minute of school! When I grow up, I would like to be an activist because working to solve problems can make the world a better place!”

Reilly Bard
School: Plantsville Elementary School
Town: Southington, CT
Community Issue: Foster Care
Watch Reilly’s campaign video here!
“Hello everyone! My name is Reilly Bard. I’m a 5th grader at Plantsville Elementary School in Plantsville. I live with my mom, Erin, my dad, Brad, and my little sister, Charlotte. I have a bunny named Chubbs and two English bulldogs named Jimmy and Fallon. I cheer for the Southington Travel Knights and Empire All Star Cheerleading Team. I love to read and take pottery and art classes. Some of my leadership qualities are that I’m passionate about helping others and I like to motivate and encourage others to help their community. Above all, I enjoy giving back to my community.”

Read Reilly’s blog post HERE.