Announcing the declared candidates for the office of
Connecticut’s Kid Governor

The following 5th graders are the declared candidates for the 2015 election for Connecticut’s Kid Governor
®. The candidates have been nominated by the 5th graders in their schools and completed the necessary paperwork qualifying them to run for office.

Each candidate has created a campaign video (below) outlining why he or she wants 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.

Fellow 5th graders watched these videos and carefully studied the candidates’ platforms to inform their vote during Election Week, November 2-6, 2015. Each student was entitled to one vote. All votes were due by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015.

Candidate’s Name: Abby, Candidate’s Community Issue: Connecticut bats

Candidate’s Name: Elena, Candidate’s Community Issue: Campaign for kindness

Candidate’s Name: Hunter, Candidate’s Community Issue: Access to technology

Candidate’s Name: Lilli, Candidate’s Community Issue: School spending

Candidate’s Name: Mackenzie, Candidate’s Community Issue: Standing up to bullying
Candidate’s Name: Nathaniel, Candidate’s Community Issue: Preventing kids in gangs

Candidate’s Name: William, Candidate’s Community Issue: Recess matters

Resources for Voting Classes

Analyzing Campaign Videos and Speeches worksheet - Students should use 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 can be used for students to cast their votes for Connecticut’s Kid Governor. Each classroom teacher must register his or her class in advance, collect completed ballots and submit the total vote count via the Vote Submission Form (link provided to registered classes).