Requirements – Candidate must be a Junior, have at least one year of Youth & Government experience, be registered as a Legislator and complete Candidate Application. The candidate will be elected to serve for the next program year.
Candidate Responsibilities – Governor candidates will need to give a speech at both Pre-Legislative sessions, and if elected to run at Assembly, give a speech there as well. There will be no more than 3 candidates elected at the second Pre-Legislative session to run at the Springfield Assembly.
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.
Major Office Financial Disclosure Form – This form should be completed by all final candidates for major offices who are elected to run at Assembly. The form is due at Friday March 8.
LEGISLATOR CANDIDATE APPLICATION Legislators – Complete this Application for 2024 Presiding Officer, 2024 Committee Chair, 2024 Devotion Leader, 2025 Governor, 2025 Lt. Governor, 2025 Secretary of State.