Oregon's Junior (Not Lieutenant) Governor

Jan 27, 2020

Oregon is one of a few states that has no office of Lieutenant Governor.  It does, however, have a Kid Governor. 

No joke; every year fifth graders across the state choose from a field of candidates their age to take the title of Kid Governor.  It's a chance to teach about civics and state government, and the candidates have to run on platforms, just like their grown-up counterparts. 

Raaga Mandala of Portland is this year's winner; she ran on a platform of getting homeless people into permanent housing. 

She visits along with Mary Beth Herkert, who runs the civics program in the Oregon Secretary of State's office.