West Hartford 5th grader sworn in as newest Kid Governor


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut has a new kid governor!

Fifth grader Myra Stanfield, of West Hartford, was sworn in on Friday morning as our state’s 2020 kid governor.

In the audience was Governor Ned Lamont and other elected officials, as well as Myra’s family and classmates.

Her platform is helping to prevent animal cruelty and abuse.

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Last year’s kid governor Ella Briggs was also part of the ceremony, passing the baton to Myra.

“My three step plan: I want to inform people and tell them it’s a problem, and I want to fund raise for animal shelters, and I want to have an adoption event,” said Stanfield.

” I would say you should keep smiling, be yourself, and enjoy every single second of it because it goes by fast,” said Briggs.

Joining Myra’s cabinet will be some of the other kid governor candidates from schools across the state.

The kid governor term lasts one year.

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