USAC election to be heavily contested by four slates
By Daily Bruin
April 11, 2014 2:51 a.m.
Seven of the 13 undergraduate student government positions have at least three candidates running for office in the upcoming spring elections.
The Undergraduate Students Association Council Election Board, which will oversee the May 6-8 elections, announced a total of 31 candidates from four different slates Thursday night.
Slates are groups of students that pool their resources together and campaign under similar platforms, like political parties. The four slates this year are Bruins United, LET’S ACT!, FIRED UP! and ¡Bruin Satyrists!
Students running for Cultural Affairs commissioner, Student Wellness commissioner, Campus Events commissioner and Community Service commissioner will be uncontested.
Nine candidates are running for the three general representative positions.
FIRED UP!, LET’S ACT! and Bruins United are all running candidates for the majority of offices, while ¡Bruin Satyrists! is only running a candidate for general representative.
FIRED UP! and ¡Bruin Satyrists! are new slates this year, while LET’S ACT! started running candidates during last year’s election. Bruins United is the longest-standing slate participating this year.
Some of the candidates running have been involved with USAC either as elected officials or as staff in current councilmembers’ offices.
Devin Murphy of LET’S ACT!, Sunny Singh of Bruins United and Miriam Rodriguez of FIRED UP! are running for president.
This list below states the name and slate of each candidate.
Devin Murphy, LET’S ACT!
Miriam Rodriguez, FIRED UP!
Sunny Singh, Bruins United
Internal Vice President:
Avinoam Baral, Bruins United
Harwind Lasher, FIRED UP!
Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed, LET’S ACT!
External Vice President:
Conrad Contreras, LET’S ACT!
Aurelia Friedman, Bruins United
Angel Garfio, FIRED UP!
Academic Affairs Commissioner:
Allyson Bach, Bruins United
Jazz Kiang, FIRED UP!
Janay Williams, LET’S ACT!
Student Wellness Commissioner:
Savannah Badalich, Independent
Community Service Commissioner:
Cynthia Wong, Independent
Alex Mercier, LET’S ACT!
Teri Nguyen, FIRED UP!
Carlos Quintanilla, Bruins United
Financial Supports Commissioner:
Winnie Galbadores, LET’S ACT!
Gabriel Gutierrez, FIRED UP!
Heather Rosen, Bruins United
Cultural Affairs Commissioner:
Irmary Garcia, LET’S ACT!
Campus Events Commissioner:
Greg Kalfayan, Independent
Adar Carver, FIRED UP!
Erineo Garcia, LET’S ACT!
Sachin Medhekar, ¡Bruin Satyrists!
Kevin Patterson, Bruins United
Francesca Rebosura, LET’S ACT!
Fabienne Roth, Bruins United
Nihal Satyadev, Bruins United
Manjot Singh, LET’S ACT!
Der Xiong, FIRED UP!
Compiled by Amanda Schallert, Bruin senior staff, and Kendal Mitchell, Bruin contributor.