2023 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elisavet “Ellie” Mendez

Platform: Anxiety and Depression
School: Monroe Elementary School, Monroe
Contact: Ellie@CT.KidGovernor.org *
Cabinet: 2023 Kid Governor’s Cabinet
Blog: Express and Address Your Feelings
YouTube: coming soon!
Official Portrait: coming soon!

*This email address is maintained by program staff and only appropriate content will be shared with Kid Governor Ellie.


About Ellie!

My name is Elisavet “Ellie” Mendez. I live in Monroe and I go to Monroe Elementary School. I am a jokester, I am a master at blanket forts, and I have always wanted to skydive! Also, I have won 12 medals in gymnastics. I love doing backflips! As a leader, I am driven for change. I can voice my own opinions and will be heard!


CTKG Ellie’s Platform

2023 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elisavet “Ellie” Mendez was elected on her platform that addresses anxiety and depression. Her platform focuses on three points. Click each to learn more!

Watch Ellie’s campaign video below!

Click HERE to watch Ellie’s campaign video with Spanish subtitles. 


Announcing Ellie as the 2023 CTKG

On November 22, 2022, WFSB Connecticut’s Wendell Edwards and Secretary of the State Mark Kohler announced that Ellie Mendez was elected by the state’s fifth graders to serve as the 2023 Connecticut’s Kid Governor.

Click HERE to watch this “Breaking News” segment video with Spanish subtitles. 

Watch the live announcement of Ellie as the 2023 Kid Governor at Monroe Elementary School.