Connecticut’s Kid Governor®

In 2015, The Connecticut Democracy Center launched Connecticut’s Kid Governor® as a pilot civics program for 5th graders. Years later, Kid Governor® is a national program with affiliates in other states and Connecticut’s Kid Governor® as the flagship program. The state and national programs are in residence at Connecticut’s Old State House. Learn more at,, and

2023 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elisavet “Ellie” Mendez

Elisavet “Ellie” Mendez of Monroe, CT was elected by the 5th graders of her state to serve as the 2023 Connecticut’s Kid Governor. Ellie’s one-year term in office is focused on her Express and Address Your Feelings platform. Learn more about Kid Governor Ellie HERE and contact her at*.

*This email address is maintained by Connecticut’s Kid Governor staff. Only appropriate content will be shared with Kid Governor Ellie. 

Contact the Connecticut’s Kid Governor® Team

Brian Cofrancesco
Director of Kid Governor®
The Connecticut Democracy Center