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Connecticut’s “Kid Governor” meets Gov. Malloy

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Connecticut’s real governor got schooled by Connecticut’s “Kid Governor” on Friday in East Hartford. (WFSB) Connecticut’s real governor got schooled by Connecticut’s “Kid Governor” on Friday in East Hartford. (WFSB)
EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut’s real governor got schooled by Connecticut’s “Kid Governor” on Friday in East Hartford.

The newly appointed “Kid Governor” Elena Tipton had a first ever high-powered meeting to get down to business with Gov. Dannel Malloy.

O’Connell Elementary in East Hartford is where Tipton goes to school, and Malloy took a trip there to spend time with some future voters, and even got some hard-hitting questions in a classroom.

Tipton was the first ever “Kid Governor” through a program created by Connecticut’s Old State House.

Hundreds of fifth grade students from across the state submitted videos, ran on platforms, and voted.

"It's really fun, I like it a lot. It's like, I get to have a whole bunch of different opportunities that I never thought I would have - so it's really fun,” Tipton said.

She ran on a “campaign for kindness” platform, which includes one day each month that will focus on kindness. She presented that plan to Gov. Malloy on Friday.

"The kid governor was at the capitol on a day that I was not in the building so I owed it to her to see her in her own setting,” Malloy said.

“Kid Governor” Tipton said she was excited to meet the real governor, and that she gets to represent the state she loves.

"Everybody's just so nice and there is a lot of culture that you can learn about and it's really nice and open, it's really welcoming,” Tipton said.

Her term is one year and Connecticut’s Old State House will hold another election this fall to coincide with Election Day.

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