The Associated Students’ Government elections take place Thursday, April 6 starting at 8 a.m. through Friday, April 7 at 5 p.m., with the presidential candidate being uncontested.
The elections open up on PACKLINK for all students to vote for their favorite candidates. “The ballot will be available under Campus Links,” Gena Alfonso, Director of Student Engagement and Leadership, said.
ASG is a student organization that created for students by students in order to help bring forth any concerns they have on campus.
“It is ASG’s mission as representatives of the student body to create a positive and conducive collegiate atmosphere that is a productive, dynamic and community focused learning environment,” Alfonso said.
According to ASG’s facebook page, both the Presidential candidate, Jake Harmon and Vice President candidate Daniella Trujillo are running uncontested.
Both candidates are members of RISE, Rekindling Inspiration Spirit & Empowerment. RISE is a group made up of CSU – Pueblo Associated Students’ Government students campaigning for the 2017 – 2018 school year, according to the RISE facebook page.
“I want students to know how amazing and capable all of the senators on team RISE are,” Jake Harmon, Junior presidential candidate, and Marine Officer Candidate, said.
Harmon’s team has identified that student involvement is an issue here at CSU-P that they will address in full swing. CSU-Pueblo puts on events weekly for different organizations, sports and guest speakers, however some events have had little to no attendance.
“My dorm feels the same way about communication being a huge issue on campus,” Demerius Marrow, a CHASS Senator Candidate, said. “A lot of students don’t know when we have certain events and that is an issue.”
The election is for the ASG staff for next school year, beginning in the fall. Giving the RISE team and the new members of office time to make some changes.
“I want to put on the first bonfire before our homecoming game to support the football team,” Harmon said. “We need to start making history. We need to start traditions.”
Election results showed that the entire RISE team was elected for the 2017-2018 ASG.