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    Candidate platforms for contested offices in ASUA

    Student Body President Candidates

    Montana Erickson

    Public management and policy senior

    ASUA Senator

    ? Budgeting for students: increasing impact of student government on all
    students, programs should be expanded

    ? Empowering minority voice: give minorities opportunity to voice concerns and
    actively participate in student government and other facets of campus

    ? Child care on campus: establish child-care services and provide safe and
    welcoming environment for students

    For more information, e-mail

    Erin Hertzog

    Journalism junior

    Executive vice president, currently acting president

    ? Student life: bring back stadium concerts and Friday evening
    pre-football-game pep rallies on East University Boulevard ? Student voice:
    increase civic engagement through debates and campus polling stations, hold
    student forums to find “”student pulse”” ? Student issues: Increase class
    availability, use online pre-registration to determine class demand ? More
    information at

    Matt Van Horn

    Senior majoring in entrepreneurship and marketing

    Appropriations board director

    ? Rejuvenate ASUA: increase efficiency and respectability ? Curb retention:
    increase graduation rates, work with freshmen at orientation to encourage
    involvement ? Basketball ticket distribution reform: implement new ticketing
    system, use models from other top basketball schools for more fair distribution
    ? More information at

    Executive Vice President Candidates

    Patrick Cook

    Education junior

    ASUA Senator

    ? Club funding grants: collect grants from businesses to redistribute to clubs
    ? ASUA marketing liaisons: assign a marketing liaison to help clubs design a
    logo, advertise or create a Web site ? Club reception to meet incoming
    president Robert Shelton: hold a campus-wide forum and invite club presidents
    to meet and express concerns to new UA president ? For more information, e-mail

    Michelle Gregory

    Junior majoring in political science and history

    ASUA club advocate

    ? Club funding: more guidelines for allocation of club money to allow funds to
    last longer ? Endowment: work on endowment to increase funds available for
    clubs ? Create more constituency channels: move councils to jurisdiction of
    club advocates, who are better equipped to help clubs ? More information at

    David Reece

    History sophomore

    Chief of staff to executive vice president

    ? Defense of student and club rights: combat unnecessary fees and mandatory
    meal plan ? Resource efficiency: reform structure of ASUA financial system and
    increase budget efficiency ? Club funding: work with the senate and executive
    to make at least $150,000 available for clubs ? For more information, e-mail

    Rhonda Tubbs

    Junior majoring in finance and economics

    ASUA senator

    ? Club endowments: set up endowment through UA Foundation, increase funding
    available to clubs. ? Security liaison: create senate position to give students
    a voice for their security concerns, work with UAPD. ? Textbook discount
    program: program allowing students to work at the UofA Bookstore and receive
    pay or textbook discounts ? More information at

    Administrative Vice President Candidates

    Jami Reinsch

    Junior majoring in journalism and media arts

    ASUA senator

    ? Revitalize programs and services: bring new ideas to existing programs,
    establish scholarship program ? Wildcat World Fair: move to jurisdiction of
    admin. VP, work with local community to enhance the fair ? Free legal
    representation: allow students to receive representation in court for tenant
    and landlord disputes and traffic violations ? More information at

    Pita Salido

    Senior majoring in political science, creative writing and Spanish

    Class council director

    ? Expand outside resources: has researched 26 grants to strengthen existing
    programs and services ? Increasing public relations: increase communication
    within ASUA, the media and the campus ? “”What is ASUA”” program: target freshmen
    and inform them about ASUA programs and how they can get involved ? For more
    information, e-mail


    Dietetics sophomore

    Club advocate

    ? Reform ASUA’s administrative structure: increase structural and financial
    efficiency of existing programs ? Consolidate and collaborate programs: merge
    programs to instill greater student feedback ? Create campus security director:
    create position to provide students with an addition security resource. ? For
    more information, e-mail

    – Compiled by Stephanie Hall using information from

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