Senator Linares, Representative Carpino Welcome CT Kid Governor to Capitol

February 9, 2018
Opening Day with Kid Governor

State Rep. Christie Carpino (left) CT Kid Governor Megan Kasperowski (center) and Sen. Art Linares on the opening day of the 2018 legislative session, February 7. Rep. Carpino and Sen. Linares presented Megan with a citation congratulating her on her accomplishment.

Hartford – State Senator Art Linares (R-33) and Representative Christie Carpino (R-32) welcomed the 2018 Connecticut Kid Governor and her family to the State Capitol for the first day of the 2018 legislative session.

Connecticut Kid Governor Megan Kasperowski, a fifth grader at Brownstone Intermediate School in Portland, was joined by her mother, Lauren Kasperowski, and her grandmother, Mary Lombardo.

“It’s always exciting when young people show an interest in government. This is even more true with Megan,” Sen. Linares said. “I’m so impressed by her platform to raise awareness and money to help people with cancer.  It’s a somber issue, but she approaches it with such optimism and enthusiasm. She is going to have a tremendous impact.”

Sen. Linares and Rep. Carpino presented Megan with a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly congratulating her on her achievement.

Rep. Carpino said, “I look forward to working with Megan to raise awareness about cancer and the struggles that families fighting this awful disease face. It’s great to be able to say we have a Governor from Portland.”

Megan was elected Connecticut Kid Governor by fifth graders from across the state. Her platform is Stronger Than Cancer: Lifting Spirits and Changing Lives. She will serve a one-year term participating in programs by the Public Affairs Network to raise awareness about people fighting cancer and raise money for cancer programs.

People can learn more about Connecticut’s Kid Governor – both the program and the student – at or by following CTKG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Sen. Linares represents the communities of Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook.

Rep. Carpino serves the communities of Cromwell and Portland.