2019 Election Candidates

The following were candidates for the office of 2020 New Hampshire’s Kid Governor®

The following fifth graders were the final candidates in the 2019 Statewide Election for the office of 2020 New Hampshire’s Kid Governor®. The candidates were nominated by the 5th graders in their schools and completed the necessary paperwork qualifying them to run for office.

Each candidate created a campaign video (below) outlining why he or she wanted to be New Hampshire’s Kid Governor; what leadership qualities he/she has; what community issue is important to him or her and why; and a three-point plan outlining ways for New Hampshire fifth graders to make a difference around that issue.

Fifth grade students in registered classes watched these videos carefully to study the candidates’ platforms and inform their vote during the Statewide Election. The Statewide Election took place November 4-12, 2019.

Candidate’s Name: Ameya Kharade
Candidate’s Community Issue: College and Career Awareness
Candidate’s School: Bicentennial Elementary School, Nashua

Candidate’s Name: Calvin Sarnie
Candidate’s Community Issue: Pollinator Loss
Candidate’s School: Charlotte Avenue Elementary School, Nashua

Candidate’s Name: J.T. Pourby
Candidate’s Community Issue: Save the Sea Turtles
Candidate’s School: Andover Elementary/Middle School, Andover

Candidate’s Name: Kasey Fitzgerald
Candidate’s Community Issue: Bullying
Candidate’s School: Pollard Elementary School, Plaistow

Candidate’s Name: Patrick Lavoie
Candidate’s Community Issue: Underage Tobacco Use
Candidate’s School: James Faulkner Elementary School, Stoddard

Candidate’s Name: Suzy Brand
Candidate’s Community Issue: Children’s Health and Time Outdoors
Candidate’s School: Sant Bani School, Sanbornton

Candidate’s Name: Taina (Nina) Anaya
Candidate’s Community Issue: Catie’s Closet
Candidate’s School: Sunset Heights Elementary School, Nashua

Resources for Voting in the Statewide Election