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BREAKING: Students begin campaigning for SGA office

SGA candidates were allowed to begin campaigning Monday for the upcoming election, which will take place from Feb. 28 through March 2. On Monday, candidates gathered for a meeting to hear about election procedures and rules. | Emily Burleson/The Cougar

Candidates began publicly campaigning for the upcoming Student Government Association election Monday night at 7:30 p.m. Once elected, these students will comprise the organization’s 54th Administration, effective from April 2017 through March 2018.

A vice presidential debate will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m., with a presidential debate following on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. Both debates will be sponsored by the Center for Student Media.

Voting will be open to students from midnight on Feb. 28 through noon on March 2. During this time, students can cast ballots online via Get Involved and at designated polling locations. Results will be announced at noon on March 3.

According to an email from Chief Election Commissioner Austin Turman, the presidential and vice presidential candidates are as follows:

House of Innovation
  • President: Jordyn Chaffold
  • Vice President: Farah Islam
Spirit RED
  • President: Winni Zhang
  • Vice President: Adrian Hernandez
Vote for Meme
  • President: Robert Comer
  • Vice President: Jacob Furrh
  • President: Shawn Bhatia
  • Vice President: Seth Crawford

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  • If you like the SGA failing to accomplish their platform goals, destroying administrator relationships, and being unrepresentative, vote for Winni.

  • Shawn bathia is a committed republican who keeps many devoted trump supporters by his side. He has made commments regretting that his religion is often confused for Islamic. How can a party that put forth “diversity” as one of their platforms be led by someone who shares these dangerous views? His republican friends have expressed enthusiasm for trumps anti Muslim anti immigrant stances, even saying that undocumented immigrants have no other choice but to leave the country. How will this protect dreamers or DACA students on campus? If you truly believe in diversity, do not vote for Shawn Bathia and REDvolution.

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