Oregon's first kid governor has advice for future candidates

Oregon's first kid governor during a taping of "Your Voice Your Vote." (KATU Photo)

It's been one week since fifth-grader Dom Peters was sworn in as Oregon's first kid governor, so we thought we'd check in to see how it's going.

Dom says he chose bullying as his platform because he's been bullied, he's seen it happen to others, and he just doesn't like it.

He also has some advice for future candidates for his office.

“I choose bullying because it's really important to me. So if you have an issue that's really important to you, then write it," he said. "If you really care about that problem, then you'll be passionate about helping."

Life in office really hasn't changed much for Dom. He still has to do his chores, but his family may be expecting a bit more from him.

"Mostly my mom. She gives me the excuse: is that how a kid governor would behave?" he said.

You can see more of our interview with the young governor this Sunday, Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. on Your Voice Your Vote on KATU.

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