2019 Statewide Election Candidates

The following were the candidates for the office of
2020 Connecticut’s Kid Governor®

Polls are Closed!

The following 5th graders were final candidates in the 2019 Statewide Election for the office of 2020 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 they wanted to be Connecticut’s Kid Governor; what leadership qualities they have; what community issue is important to them 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 classes 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 4-12, 2019. Each registered 5th-grade student was entitled to one vote. All votes were due by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

Resources for the Statewide Election can be found at the bottom of this page. All candidate videos are closed captioned thanks to the help of our volunteers. 


Candidate’s Name: Ariana
Candidate’s Community Issue: Suicide & Mental Health

Candidate’s Name: Daisy
Candidate’s Community Issue: Pollution

Candidate’s Name: Derek
Candidate’s Community Issue: Brightening the Lives of Homeless Children

Candidate’s Name: Dwayne
Candidate’s Community Issue: Helping Children with Disabilities

Candidate’s Name: Kylie
Candidate’s Community Issue: Kids and Technology Addiction

Candidate’s Name: Lucie
Candidate’s Community Issue: Diversity in Schools and Sports

Candidate’s Name: Myra
Candidate’s Community Issue: Animal Abuse

Resources for Voting Classes

Analyzing Campaign Videos and Speeches worksheet- Student will use this worksheet when analyzing the above campaign videos (one per video) to guide their assessments of the candidate’s platforms.

Connecticut’s Kid Governor Statewide Election Ballot– This is the ballot to be used by students to cast their votes for Connecticut’s Kid Governor.

Media Kit for Schools Voting in the 2019 CTKG Statewide Election– This Media Kit will assist you in promoting the Connecticut’s Kid Governor Statewide Election experience with local media.