2019 Election Nominees

The following fifth graders were nominated by their schools to be in the 2019 Statewide Election for the office of 2020 New Hampshire’s Kid Governor®. They completed the necessary paperwork qualifying them to run for office and submitted a campaign video the Advisory Board.

The campaign videos (below) outlined 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.

Candidate’s Name: Abigail Lerma
Candidate’s Community Issue: Recycling
Candidate’s School: Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School, Nashua

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: Jack Richard
Candidate’s Community Issue: Bike Lanes
Candidate’s School: North Salem Elementary School, Salem

Candidate’s Name: Jenna Brooks
Candidate’s Community Issue: Homelessness
Candidate’s School: Maple Street Magnet School, Rochester

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: Kamryn
Candidate’s Community Issue: Pollution
Candidate’s School: Beaver Meadow Elementary School, Concord

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

Candidate’s Name: Laila Pizzuti
Candidate’s Community Issue: Poverty
Candidate’s School: Heron Pond Elementary School, Milford

Candidate’s Name: Molly O’Connell
Candidate’s Community Issue: Ocean Pollution
Candidate’s School: Belmont Middle School, Belmont

Candidate’s Name: Oscar D’Amelio
Candidate’s Community Issue: Save the Environment
Candidate’s School: Auburn Village School, Auburn

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

* A candidate in the 2019 Statewide Election serving on the New Hampshire’s Kid Executive Council
** Winner of the 2019 Statewide Election serving as the 2020 New Hampshire’s Kid Governor