Tuesday, October 16

President

Internal Vice President

External Vice President

General Representative

Academic Affairs Commissioner

Campus Events Commissioner

Community Service Commissioner

Cultural Affairs Commissioner

Facilities Commissioner

Financial Support Commissioner

Student Wellness Commissioner

Transfer Student Representative

Each year, the Daily Bruin Editorial Board interviews every candidate running in the undergraduate student government election, and endorses one candidate for each position based on platform quality, candidate qualifications and vision for the respective office. Here are the board's endorsements for this year’s USAC candidates.

President

Internal Vice President

External Vice President

General Representative

Academic Affairs Commissioner

Campus Events Commissioner

Community Service Commissioner

Cultural Affairs Commissioner

Facilities Commissioner

Financial Support Commissioner

Student Wellness Commissioner

Transfer Student Representative

2017-18 USAC COUNCILMEMBERS

  • President

    Arielle Yael Mokhtarzadeh

    100%

  • Internal Vice President

    Vivy Li

    54.3%

  • External Vice President

    Chloe Pan

    55.9%

  • General Representative 1

    Nicole Corona Diaz

  • General Representative 2

    Kayla He

  • General Representative 3

    Justin Jackson

  • Academic Affairs Commissioner

    Divya Sharma

    58.5%

  • Campus Events Commissioner

    Nedda Saidian

    100%

  • Community Service Commissioner

    Adriana Hardwicke

    100%

  • Cultural Affairs Commissioner

    Malik D. Flournoy-Hooker

    100%

  • Facilities Commissioner

    Zahra Hajee

    100%

  • Financial Support Commissioner

    Aaron Boudaie

    100%

  • Student Wellness Commissioner

    Christina Lee

    100%

  • Transfer Student Representative

    Sayron Stokes

    52.48%

USAC Election Coverage

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Independent candidate Chloe Pan won the external vice president position with 55.9 percent of the vote Friday afternoon. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Independent candidate Chloe Pan won the external vice president position with 55.9 percent of the vote Friday afternoon. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
The USAC Judicial Board held hearings Thursday night to determine whether the election board violated election code in this year's undergraduate student government elections. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)
The USAC Judicial Board held hearings Thursday night to determine whether the election board violated election code in this year's undergraduate student government elections. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)
The USAC Judicial Board held a hearing Thursday evening for a petition it accepted the same day. The petitioners asked the board to disqualify all nine Bruins United candidates. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)
The USAC Judicial Board held a hearing Thursday evening for a petition it accepted the same day. The petitioners asked the board to disqualify all nine Bruins United candidates. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)
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Chloe Pan, Sophie Butler and Jack Price, who are running for next year's undergraduate student government external vice president position, debated about their platforms and goals Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant Photo editor)

Candidates clash over affordability, platform feasibility at USAC debate

Tensions were high as candidates in this year’s undergraduate student government elections wrangled over their qualifications and platforms at a debate Wednesday. Candidates discussed how they would address affordability issues, advocate against President Donald Trump’s policies and better engage the student body at the debate, which was held by the Undergraduate Students Association Council’s Election Board in Moore Hall. Read more...

Chloe Pan, Sophie Butler and Jack Price, who are running for next year's undergraduate student government external vice president position, debated about their platforms and goals Wednesday night. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant Photo editor)
Arielle Yael Mokhtarzadeh is running as an uncontested presidential candidate in this year's Undergraduate Students Association Council election. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

USAC presidential candidate Arielle Yael Mokhtarzadeh talks platforms

This year’s undergraduate student government presidential candidate, who is running unopposed, said she has a vision to empower and unify the student body. Arielle Yael Mokhtarzadeh, a third-year communication studies student, double minoring in public affairs and Israel studies, said she aims to use her leadership experience to better serve students. Read more...

Arielle Yael Mokhtarzadeh is running as an uncontested presidential candidate in this year's Undergraduate Students Association Council election. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)
Gustavo Gonzales-Ramos and Nicole Corona Diaz, who are running in this year's Undergraduate Students Association Council election with the Defend Affirmative Action Party slate, aim to advocate for issues affecting underrepresented minorities on campus. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)
Gustavo Gonzales-Ramos and Nicole Corona Diaz, who are running in this year's Undergraduate Students Association Council election with the Defend Affirmative Action Party slate, aim to advocate for issues affecting underrepresented minorities on campus. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)
Election board chair Danielle Fitzgerald spoke to all the candidates running for this year’s undergraduate student government elections at an orientation event Wednesday. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Election board chair Danielle Fitzgerald spoke to all the candidates running for this year’s undergraduate student government elections at an orientation event Wednesday. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
This year's undergraduate student government elections will feature six uncontested positions and 10 independent candidates. Students can start voting during week five. (Daily Bruin file photo)
This year's undergraduate student government elections will feature six uncontested positions and 10 independent candidates. Students can start voting during week five. (Daily Bruin file photo)