Our Governor’s Cabinet section works directly with our Youth Governor.  The Youth Governor sets a legislative agenda for the State Conference. He or she then works with the Cabinet to lobby in the Legislative chambers for his or her agenda, which is comprised of specific bills or issues he or she would like to see debated and acted upon.  The Lobbyists make reasoned arguments against the Youth Governor’s agenda.

Our goal for our Governor’s Cabinet and Lobbyists section is for participants to engage professionally with one another in discussing legislation about which the Youth Governor is passionate and to persuade Legislative delegates to feel similarly or differently. Participants will be able to attempt to accomplish their own goals respectfully while assisting our Youth Governor.  They will also develop debate and technical skills related to lobbying or working in the state government.

Governor’s Cabinet and Lobbyist members must have at least one year of Legislative experience.  The application to participate in this section opens after the last District Conference and closes late December or early January for YG students and in end of January for JYG students.  Students should review the criteria below before applying.

The Governor’s Cabinet and Lobbyists Criteria and supporting materials can be found underneath the toggle below.

**The 2022 State Conference Governor’s Cabinet and Lobbyist Application is NOW CLOSED, see below for application and to review our YG Governor’s Policy Agenda.

2022 Governor’s Cabinet and Lobbyist Updates Memo

2021-2022 Application (due January 7, 2022 for YG and January 31, 2022 for JYG)

2022 High School Governor’s Policy Agenda

2022 Middle School Governor’s Policy Agenda  (To be Posted Soon)

Lobbyist Manual

Lobbyist Section Description

Governor’s Cabinet Section Description