Connecticut’s 2023 Kid Governor Candidates Named

Seven fifth graders from across the state created videos promoting their community issues.

HARTFORD, Conn. — There are no television commercials or public events in the state, but Connecticut’s slate of Kid Governor candidates has been announced.

Campaign videos for all seven candidates have been distributed to fifth-grade classrooms across the state and from now on, voting will close on Tuesday, November 15.

The program is part of a civic education program created and run by the Connecticut Democracy Center. It provides a hands-on civic experience where they can raise their voices and engage in real-life advocacy, campaigning, and voting.

Candidate campaign videos can be viewed by click here.

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The final candidates and their community issues for the 2022 national election are:

  • Aaron: Access to healthy food
  • Ellie: Anxiety and depression
  • Jacob: bullying
  • Liliana: Literacy
  • Maxence: Cyberbullying
  • Scarlet: rubbish
  • Shaan: Valuing the elderly

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The Connecticut Democracy Center will count the votes and announce the winner later in November. The annual inauguration will take place at the Old State House in January. At this moment. the Kid Governor and members of his cabinet are working to advance their three-point platforms during their one-year term.

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The Connecticut Democracy Center hosts a number of programs designed to help people of all ages participate in their communities.

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at [email protected].

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