Candidates

Learn about the candidates and their platforms.  Vote on Monday April 25th on eCampus 

 

SOPHOMORE SENATOR

Alex Perlman

Hey guys,It’s been a pleasure serving you as your first year senator! If elected for next year, I will continue my persistence in reopening the observatory, reforming gym clothing policies, divestment concerns and other various projects. I hope to work with other senators to bring a lot of cool stuff to SCU. Some of that stuff is a juice bar, food trucks, communal spaces for SCU students to address their concerns and puppy pens to ease stress during finals. Together lets strive for Claradise! Go Broncos!  

 

Jacob Day

Most of you may know me from my prior qualifications. Within the first week of school, I had worked at State Farm, In and Out, and Krispy Kreme. Trust me, I had the nametag and/or hat to prove it. More recently, I had been chosen to be on the Orientation Leader team, which helped kick-start my on-campus involvement. If elected, I will advocate for not only more inclusion with off campus students but also better communication between the administration and student body. Everyone deserves a chance for their voice to be heard!

 

Jacob Day

Most of you may know me from my prior qualifications. Within the first week of school, I had worked at State Farm, In and Out, and Krispy Kreme. Trust me, I had the nametag and/or hat to prove it. More recently, I had been chosen to be on the Orientation Leader team, which helped kick-start my on-campus involvement. If elected, I will advocate for not only more inclusion with off campus students but also better communication between the administration and student body. Everyone deserves a chance for their voice to be heard!

 

Jahwala Johns

Hello my name is Jahwala Johns and I am a First-Year here at Santa Clara. I am running for Sophomore Senator in hopes that I can continue to make a significant impact on the school as I have previously done on ASG working on the Student Affairs Committee and on Senate as a whole. I would like to improve the student section at sports games and work with students who feel like they do not have a voice in our community. I wish the best of luck to every candidate. GO BRONCOS!

Margo Gentile

Previous projects included bathroom reform: TAMPONS in non-residential women’s restrooms for your convenience! Re-elect me to be your Sophomore Senator so I can continue to represent the Class of 2019. I hope to create a committee and work with administration on a harm reduction model specific to the Student Conduct Code, where I will try to make the alcohol policy more fair and equitable. We need a more effective model! I want to create an open dialogue, find out all of the facts, and most importantly to hear how you feel on this issue. Let’s make some realistic change.

 

Victoria Linares

I love Santa Clara and the kind and hardworking people that walk this campus.Each person I have met has helped me become a better student, person, and friend. My classmates inspire me every day and I would love to represent each of these incredible people as a sophomore Senator. I love Santa Clara and the kind and hardworking people that walk this campus.Each person I have met has helped me become a better student, person, and friend. My classmates inspire me every day and I would love to represent each of these incredible people as a sophomore Senator.

 

 

Angelica "Jelly" Fuentes

**cue “Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis as you read this** I am Angelica “Jelly” Fuentes, and I hope you will reelect me to be one of your Junior Class Senators. I’m running on the platform of Spark. Collaborate. Unite. SCU, for short. Let’s make your passions come to life as we join together, “visualize it,” and live life in Claradise.

Jack Herstam

After two years as a Senator, I feel that I am only just getting started.  The ins and outs of the student government world are like every day at Santa Clara: Full of excitement, challenge, and love.  My qualifications rest not in my experience, but in my resolve moving towards the future.  I am just now starting to fully understand this beautiful place and my potential in it.  As is true for every student here, that future is limitless and I want to make the most of it.  Here's to the future and its boundless opportunity.

JUNIOR SENATOR

Amy Monzon

Hey Everyone! My name is Amy Monzon and I’m hoping to be reelected as one of your Junior Senators for the upcoming year. Serving as one of your Sophomore Senators has taught me the love and dedication I have to our community. From operating the BeHeard desk every week, to being part of the Popup Parks committee, to attending senate every Thursday; I truly could not imagine attending SCU and not being part of such an incredible organization. Joining ASG was the best decision I made, and I’m hoping to get the opportunity to continue serving our Bronco

Andrej Hrycaj

As Senator for Class of 2018, I will actively engage in hearing and addressing the concerns of my fellow students through the Associated Student Government (ASG) and Faculty Boards & Committees on issues pertaining to their wellbeing within our immediate and broader communities.  I will regularly inform my constituents regarding ASG activity in representing the interests of our diverse student body and proactively research new avenues for enhancing Bronco life.  As a transfer student in political science and economics, I have two years of student-leadership experience serving within ASG to positively impact the community in which I went to school.

 

Cormac McOsker

Hello, my name is Mac McOsker and I am aware that I am competing for your time. I'll make this quick. I am running on a platform of unification. As a sophomore class, we have grown apart. What was once a "Class of 2018" is now a collection of groups, clubs, and off-campus organizations. It's time to bring this class together through athletics and free food. I've been serving this class for 2 years and I'm ready to continue my campaign to Make Santa Clara Great Again. Let's prove my parents wrong-- I am capable of something!! Christmas isn't a day, it's a lifestyle!

 

SENIOR SENATOR

Thomas Valentine

Thomas Valentine is a junior Mechanical Engineer from the great state of Illinois and he is here to represent the Senior class in the ASG Senate. He decided to run since he knew that engineers were typically underrepresented in the Senate and yet they make up a third of the undergraduate program here at SCU. Among his goals is increasing sustainability here on campus, both by limiting the waste that the institution produces as well as disposing of the waste more responsibly. Additionally, he would like to see more free snacks provided to the students on campus.

Trevor Macdonald

Thank you all for voting. My name is Trevor Macdonald and I want to give you a little background on me to help you make an informed decision when voting. I have been on ASG for the past 3 years and have completed a variety of projects and I hope to bring this experience to ASG in the next academic year. I know many of you, but for those I don’t know, I am a very approachable person. I realize what it takes to represent you. Vote Trevor Macdonald for Senior Class Senator!

 

Karsten Andersen

2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year. Current Junior Senator. Eagle Scout. I want to be your senator because I love this school and want to help make it stay as awesome as it is, if not better. I promise to work hard and put you first. I’ll try to do the important things such as make the water cups bigger, the handicap doors open quicker, and the wifi faster. So vote for me, there’s fun to be done.

 

 

SENATE CHAIR

Neil Datar

Senate Chair is a position that demands fostering relations with students, administration, and faculty. I am committed to listening to ideas from all these parties and then giving Senate the tools to make these dreams realities. Over the past year as a Committee Chair for Facilities and Operations and as Junior Senator, I have worked to increase collaboration between the major student organizations on campus, and to represent the newer student groups. As Senate Chair, I will create productive partnerships and encourage the formulation of substantive policies that will deliver meaningful benefits for all of the student body. Be Loud. Be Proud. Be Heard. Vote Neil Datar for community unity and dedicated student representation.

 

 

PRESIDENT/VP

Lauren Betschart | Angelina Marioni

LISTEN then LEAD

ACT, EMPOWER, BUILD

 

Listen then Lead: Bring ASG back to the students & meet them where they are.

 

Act

Bridge the gap between students and SCPD/CSS, to promote cooperation and transparency.

Netflix accounts to replace underused movie channel

Open the Observatory!

Leadership course for aspiring student leaders. RSO Leadership focus.

 

Empower

Executive Council creation, through executive officers. Allowing representatives of important movements to gain recognition through ASG allowing more accurate representation of these student groups by using student experts.

Examples: Executive Officer for Unity 4, Executive Officer for LGBTQ concerns, Executive Officer for Off Campus

Compile a list of contacts in administration and student leadership for everyday students to use.

Leverage ASG’s position as the recognized student representative to empower underrepresented communities.

 

Build

Build a foundation for future years using mentor leadership.

Create a 5 year organizational plan for rechartering. Involve those we represent in the process. Evaluate past successes and failures, to build a stronger future.

Include younger members of the organization in upper level meetings to build long term accountability for ASG in SCU administration.

Create an executive secretary for transparency of executive branch meetings and to serve as higher level representation of underclassman students.

 

Ray Whelan | Isaiah Everett

The student body of SCU needs a leadership team that will listen to, act on, and fight for students’ needs-- YOUR needs. The leaders that represent the student body must be active on campus, must understand the diversity of voices that make up our student community, and must be prepared to stand up for each and every Bronco. With extensive leadership experience in ASG, the Orientation Leaders program, and in other student organizations on and off campus, we believe we are the team that will best serve you. Our platform is focused on accountability, inclusion, and action. We will make sure ASG accurately represents the student body. We will hold the University Administration accountable for keeping your voices at the table when making decisions affecting students. We will partner with multicultural organizations, Greek life, and other student groups to continue to make SCU a home for Broncos of any identity. We will be active leaders, taking charge and empowering student leaders across campus to improve the university’s ability to serve every one of you.So, at election time, remember: this is your school. This is your voice. And WE are your team for SCU. Vote Whelan and Everett for ASG.


 

Lidia Diaz-Fong | Fred Feyzi

Bringing Broncos together. This is what we plan on doing, if elected Student Body President and Vice President, through transparency, inclusion, and empowerment (T.I.E.). Transparency is the key to any healthy organization, and relationship! We believe in open communication between our administration and student body, especially when it comes to important decisions that affect student lives. Inclusion is necessary to build a Bronco community. We believe in collaboration between student organizations and plan to continue building a campus culture that is a welcoming environment, both on and off campus. Empowerment leads to success. We believe all Broncos have the power to make a difference, both on and off campus, and that we can set the stage for this change. As a Freshman, Lidia was a Class Senator, and served under the Public Relations Branch her sophomore year. She is a first-generation college student in the LEAD Scholars program, and spent the Fall of 2015 in Washington, D.C. interning on Capitol Hill. Fred has served on the judicial branch as an Associate Justice for two years before becoming Chief Justice. Together, they have 5 years of experience on the legislative, executive and judicial branches of ASG.