2020 ASEWU candidates

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The 2020 ASEWU election process will take place solely online.

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

COVID-19 has provided its fair share of problems but nonetheless, the show must go on. There are 20 students who are running for an ASEWU position this year. There are two positions, finance vice president and council position #9: technology and international advancement that are void of a candidate. Write-ins will determine how those positions are filled.


PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES:

Lloyd Dees 

– Major: Psychology

– Experience: President of Alpha Tau Omega  

– Would like to increase diversity on campus as well as increase mental health awareness 

 

Reilly Responte

– Major: Communications with a minor in political science

– Experience: President of Beta Theta Phi for two years

– Would like to bring a broad positive change and vibe to EWU and create a family environment on campus


EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT:

Joel Cline

– Major: Philosophy and political science 

– Experience: Security liaison for the student senate at Spokane Falls Community College

– Would like to have all police on campus wear body cameras, as well as building a better relationship between the police and students 

 

Abigail Greiner

– Major: English education with a minor in SPED

– Experience: Vice president and NCC of residence halls coordinator

– Would like to improve student experience on campus

 

Victoria Mahle

– Major: Communications

– Experience: President of Alpha Omicron Pi

– Would like to improve the connection between students and faculty


COUNCIL #1: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS:

David “Davey” Smouse

– Major: Business administration

– Experience: ASB vice president 

– Would like to provide more access and promotion for academic help on campus

 

Wendolyn Martinez 

– Major: Political science with a minor in economics

– Experience: A delegate for the diversified Greek Council

– Would like to help both retention and completion rates, while providing more student access to academic resources


COUNCIL #2: ATHLETIC AFFAIRS AND UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT:

Cole Harrison

– Major: Marketing with a minor in sports management

– Experience: Was elected to this position last year and currently holds this position

– Would like to build a better relationship between athletics and the entire student body


COUNCIL #3: DIVERSITY OUTREACH:

Jose Giron

– Major: International business

– Experience: House and risk manager for Beta Theta Phi

– Would like to increase diversity awareness across campus

 

Petal Michaud

– Would like to be a voice for all minority groups on campus


COUNCIL #4: GRADUATE AFFAIRS:

Emmett Jones

– Major: Master of fine arts in creative writing 

– Experience: Graduate affairs council for ASEWU for 2019-20

– Would like to improve resources that are available to graduate students


COUNCIL #5: LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS:

Danica Jenk

– Major: Philosophy and women’s in gender Studies

– Experience: Vice president of Scary Feminists Club on campus

– Would like to be a voice for people who do not have one, especially for minorities and marginalized groups


COUNCIL #6: LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS:

Aldo Castro

– Major: Sociology

– Experience: Secretary for Alpha Tau Omega

– Would like to make the experience for the vast majority of the student body better

 

Benjamin “Hamine” Mendez

– Major: Journalism news editorial emphasis with a minor in design and communications

– Experience: Head of social and philanthropy events for Beta Theta Phi

– Would like to plan events that are compatible for students and the university 

 

Ian Baish 

– Major: Business marketing

– Experience: Vice president of the Phi Delta pledge class

– Would like to improve EWU as a whole and specifically would like events to be catered to all students


COUNCIL #7: STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICES:

Judson “JT” Helland

– Major: Finance with a minor in economics

– Experience: Served on the student and services committee this year

– Would like to promote awareness of services on campus and increase efforts for allocated money to be spent on student needs

 

Haylee “Hayleemae” Martin

– Major: Secondary education with an endorsement in English

– Experience: Vice president of communication and social chair for Alpha Omicron Phi

– Would like to improve awareness of mental health on campus by encouraging students to not be ashamed of struggling with mental health issues


COUNCIL #8: STUDENT SERVICES:

Caelin Fillingim

– Major: Visual communication design and user experience

– Experience: Leadership training program for Crista camps

– Would like to improve student respect from the faculty and administration and feels like student funds are not used wisely 

 

Alma Esquiel

– Major: Social work

– Experience: Four years of high school ASB leadership 

– Would like to create an environment where people can be themselves

 

Cassie Ames

– Major: Early Childhood education with an endorsement in SPED 

– Experience: Vice president of recruitment for Alpha Omicron Phi

– Would like to see more variety of food selection for people with different diets