Requirements – Candidate must be a Junior, have at least one year of Youth & Government experience and be registered as a Legislator.
Candidate Responsibilities – In addition to the requirements for all major offices listed above, Governor candidates will, in addition to their speeches, participate in a press conference conducted by members of the Youth & Government press corps.
Official Duties – Primarily, the Governor meets with bill groups and lobbyists to gather information on bills that will help him/her decide whether to sign or veto each bill that passes both chambers. In addition, the Governor may grant interviews with the press and address the legislative chambers. Following election, the Governor is invited to attend the YMCA National Youth Governor’s Conference in Washington, D.C. After the year of serving, the Governor will serve a one-year term as a non-voting member of the Youth & Government Program Board.