Friday, July 21

Candidates announced for 2012 USAC election


Correction: The original version of this post contained an error. The Academic Affairs Commission will be uncontested in this year’s undergraduate student government election. The External Vice President will be contested.

Ten out of 13 undergraduate student government positions will be uncontested in this year’s election.

The External Vice President, Cultural Affairs Commission and Financial Supports Commission will be contested in the elections held from May 7-10. There are a total of 16 candidates running for elected office.

The candidates were announced at an orientation meeting held today by the Undergraduate Students Association Council Election Board. Four of the candidates for office next year currently hold a USAC position.

The Students First! slate, which currently holds three offices in USAC, confirmed last week that it would not run a slate this year. Slates are groups of students that pool their resources together and run under similar platforms.

No new slate emerged for this year’s election.

Bruins United, which holds seven positions on this year’s council, will run a slate.

Below are the candidates, their slates and the positions they will be running for.

President
David Bocarsly, Bruins United (current councilmember)

Internal Vice President
Andrea “Andi” Hester, Bruins United (current councilmember)

External Vice President
Raquel Saxe, Bruins United (current councilmember)
Lana Habib El-Farra, Independent

General Representatives (three positions)
Michael Starr, Bruins United (current councilmember)
Carly Yoshida, Bruins United
Yasar Mohebi, Bruins United

Academic Affairs Commissioner
Kim Davis, Bruins United

Campus Events Commissioner
Jan Tancinco, Independent

Community Service Commissioner
Anees Tyaba Hasnain, Independent

Cultural Affairs Commissioner
Taylor Mason, Independent
Allyson Taylor, Bruins United

Facilities Commissioner
Stephen Kraman, Bruins United

Financial Supports Commissioner
Taylor Bazley, Independent
Sahil Seth, Bruins United

Student Welfare Commissioner
Cassarah Chu, Independent

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