Nine-year-old Stuckey Elementary 4th grader Toren Wolf is vying for the title of 2018-19 Clark County Kid Mayor. A program of Strong Start Nevada, Kid Mayor is an annual election open to local students entering 4th or 5th grade that gives kids the chance to learn about basic political and campaigning skills in a fun and engaging way, while allowing them to interact with their community. All eligible children are invited to apply, but only five finalists are ultimately selected to run for office.
If elected, the Kid Mayor has the opportunity to attend events throughout the county, participate in a PSA and join in a community project related to one of their campaign issues.
For Toren Wolf, who has his sights set on the White House, those issues include bike safety, encouraging respect, and limiting screen time, with the suggestion of parent-kid screen time contracts. As a founding member of local charity 108 Double Stitch, Toren also brings with him to the role of Kid Mayor a passion for giving back and experience coordinating food drives, trash pick-ups and bike rodeos. You can learn more about Toren and his fellow candidates here.
Voting takes place on September 23, 2018, during the 11th annual Step Up Event at Springs Preserve. Polls open at 11 a.m. and close at 1 p.m., with volunteers on site to help kids ages 0 to 18 register to vote in the Kid Mayor election. The free event also includes food, activities and raffles.