While Gov. Ned Lamont was reelected to lead Connecticut for a second term as governor, a new Kid Governor has been elected for a year-long term. Elected to office this month, Elisavet “Ellie” Mendez will serve as the state's 2023 Kid Governor.
The fifth grader from Monroe Elementary School ran on a three-point platform that addresses anxiety and depression. Her platform aimed to provide resources for managing and talking about mental health issues: