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USAC 2022 spring elections ballot features 23 candidates, 1 referendum

There are 23 candidates running for the spring 2022 Undergraduate Students Association Council election office, as well as one referendum. The candidates from left to right: (row one) Ana Majer, Eliana Judith Sisman, Carl King Jr., Juan Flores, Divine Johnson, Mukul Kumar; (row two) Kian Kohanteb, Angelina Quint, Hansika Nath, Phoebe Chiu, Nunu White, Giovanna Boffa; (row three) Alicia Verdugo, Naomi Hammonds, Dakota Edison, Alexis Molden, Sara Broukhim, Moises Hernandez; (row four) My-Lan Le, Jeffry Umaña Muñoz, Aaron Yamin, Daniela Cortez, Teddy Moreno. (Courtesy of USAC candidates and USA Elections Board)

By Anushka Chakrabarti

April 11, 2022 1:44 p.m.

This post was updated April 13 at 11:53 p.m.

Undergraduate students will vote on 23 candidates for office and one referendum for the spring 2022 Undergraduate Students Association Council elections.

Voting will begin April 29 at noon and will end May 6 at 2 p.m. Election results will be announced May 6 at 8 p.m.

There will be two candidate debates, one April 27 at 7 p.m. and a second debate April 28 at 6 p.m. Both debates will be held in person. 

The candidates:

  • There are three candidates running for the position of president, two candidates running for internal vice president, two candidates running for external vice president, five candidates running for general representative positions, two candidates running for Campus Events commissioner and two candidates running for Financial Supports commissioner.
  • Candidates for the international student representative, transfer student representative, Student Wellness commissioner, Facilities commissioner, Cultural Affairs commissioner, Community Service commissioner and Academic Affairs commissioner are running uncontested.
  • Seven candidates will be supported by the Students Organizing Active Resistance slate, the only slate for this year’s elections. 

The referendum:

  • The Education, Access, and Retention NOW! referendum will be used to address needs and resources required for the Black Bruin Resource Center and Transfer Student Center.
  • Beginning fall 2022, the EARN referendum proposes to implement an EARN fee of $5 per undergraduate student per quarter during the school year and $3 per UC undergraduate student at UCLA summer sessions beginning fall 2022.  

The constitutional amendment:

  • There are no constitutional amendments for the 2022 elections cycle. 

President:

Moises Hernandez (Independent)

Angelina Quint (Students Organizing Active Resistance)

Carl King Jr. (Independent) 

Internal vice president:

My-Lan Le (Independent)

Jeffry Umaña Muñoz (Students Organizing Active Resistance)

External vice president:

Divine-Faith Johnson (Independent) 

Nunu White (Independent)

General representative (three available positions):

Eliana Judith Sisman (Independent)

Naomi Hammonds (Students Organizing Active Resistance)

Alexis Molden (Independent)

Kian Kohanteb (Independent)

Mukul Kumar (Independent)

Academic Affairs commissioner:

Daniela Cortez (Students Organizing Active Resistance)

Campus Events commissioner:

Giovanna Boffa (Independent)

Aaron Yamin (Independent)

Community Service commissioner:

Juan Flores (Independent)

Cultural Affairs commissioner:

Alicia Verdugo (Students Organizing Active Resistance)

Facilities commissioner:

Phoebe Chiu (Students Organizing Active Resistance) 

Financial Supports commissioner:

Sara Broukhim (Independent)

Dakota Edison (Students Organizing Active Resistance)

Student Wellness commissioner:

Ana Majer (Independent)

Transfer student representative:

Teddy Moreno (Independent)

International student representative:

Hansika Nath (Independent)

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Anushka Chakrabarti | News editor
Chakrabarti is currently the 2021-2022 News editor. She was previously the 2020-2021 assistant News editor for the science and health beat, and she was a former contributor for online. She is also a third-year mathematics and economics student at UCLA.
Chakrabarti is currently the 2021-2022 News editor. She was previously the 2020-2021 assistant News editor for the science and health beat, and she was a former contributor for online. She is also a third-year mathematics and economics student at UCLA.
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