Candidates for ASI president and vice rresident will run unopposed in this year’s election.
Over 70 students were interested for an ASI position, but only 15 were selected.
The candidates selected were announced recently and students have about three weeks to get to know each candidate before voting starts.
The ASI website gives information about each candidate on their year, major, and how they have been involved on campus.
Candidates were officially able to begin campaigning Monday, April 9, either by print, online or by using endorsements.
Third-year sociology student, Jennifer L. Greenberg, is running for president while second-year finance student, Pasindu Senaratne, is running for vice president.
Senaratne wants to have a better communication between ASI and other organizations.
He hopes that if the campus community comes together, it will create a better university.
“Keeping each group informed on what they want to do, engage that also leads to their collaboration,” Senarate said. “Everything needs to be out in the open, then we can all work together and actually work towards building a better Cal Poly.”
Both candidates have worked in Inter-Hall Council and have been involved in different leadership positions.
They want to unify the student body and help support the clubs on campus.
“I just like to make sure everyone has their voices heard here,” Greenberg said. “Unifying the different diverse groups [and] making everyone feel like they’re part of the community here on campus rather making them feel like they have to find their own separate communities.”
Along with the two primary positions, there are also 13 candidates running for different senator positions.
Currently, the College of Science and the College of Education and Integrative Studies both do not have a candidate to represent them in ASI Student Government.
The College of Agriculture is the only college with two candidates for senator, and the remaining colleges each have one candidate for senator.
Candidates will be given two opportunities to meet and greet the student body, answer questions, and explain their election platforms.
They will be able to address social issues and how they plan to improve the campus community.
The Candidate Debate will happen at noon hour on April 19 in University Park, followed by a second event, Pizza with the Candidates, which will happen at noon hour on April 26 in University Park.
Students are encouraged to attend at least one event to get to know the candidates and why they are the best fit to be in ASI Student Government.
Additionally, it gives the candidates a better understanding on what the student body wants in order to create a positive environment for students and faculty.
Once students know who they want to vote for, a link will be available to them through their CPP email and they can vote for their favorite candidate.
Voting will open online at midnight on April 30 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on May 3.
The results of the election will be announced at noon on May 4 in University Park.
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