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Campaigns emerge as Student Government elections approach

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Graphic by Shayan Faradineh | Managing Editor

By Jan. 23, three campaigns announced bids for Student Government president and vice president for the 2018-19 academic year within 24 hours of each other.
The campaign season officially started Jan. 24 and will continue until the polls open at 7 a.m., Feb. 19. Voting will be open until 5 p.m. on Feb. 22. Students can vote for candidates online utilizing a link which will be sent to student’s Bobcat Mail, in person on the Quad or in the LBJ Student Center. The winners will be announced at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22.
Monday night, Brooklyn Boering and Ruben Becerra Jr. became the first to announce their candidacy via Twitter. The two serve in the current administration’s cabinet and are running on a platform based on but not limited to the following: creating a fall break, highlighting sexual assault and open educational resources. More Information can be found on the candidate’s Facebook page.
By Tuesday morning Elijah Miller and Emari Shelvin announced their candidacy via Twitter. Miller currently serves as the Student Government Associate representative in the San Marcos neighborhood city commission and Shelvin campaigned during last year’s election with Russel Boyd. The two are running a campaign based on but not limited to the following: extending transportation hours, increasing transparency between Student Government and students and implementing an immigration lawyer on campus. More information can be found on the candidate’s Facebook page.
Officially announcing their campaign late Tuesday night via a Facebook post, Preston Nieves and Christian Sears round out the last of our candidates, running as the self-proclaimed “under dogs,” the two hope to split complacency and ensure everyone’s voice is heard. Both Nieves and Sears currently serve as Senators in the Student Government; Nieves is on the Texas State debate team and Sears is a veteran. Together they offer a fiscally conservative, socially progressive platform based on but not limited to the following: capping tuition growth, becoming a tier one research institution and expanding protections for the immigrant community. More information on the candidates can be found on their Facebook page.
Due to student legislation passed in the fall session, student representatives (senators, president or vice president) can openly endorse candidates. Current Student Body President Connor Clegg has not officially endorsed a candidate.

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    Graphic by Shayan Faradineh | Managing Editor

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