AS Elections 2016: The candidates you need to know, now
With candidates battling it out on television nightly for the most powerful seat in the nation, students at SMC are already primed for elections in the current 2016 Spring semester. But before they have to consider making a decision about who they want to lead the free world, SMC students are going to begin casting votes for people much closer to home. Yes , it's that time of year again: it's time for the Associated Student (AS) Elections.
In order to provide the SMC student body with the information necessary to cast their votes wisely for candidates running for 13 different positions, we at The Corsair have been working diligently. Our goal is to bring you the best possible coverage this year by bringing you profiles for each of the major candidates and slates competing for seats on the AS Board of Directors, as well as any news relevant to the election.
The first day that the ballot boxes open at the Main Campus cafeteria and library is Monday, April 4 at 10:00 am, closing three days later on Thursday, April 7 at 4:00 pm.
Until then, click each headline or candidate's name below for more information, and check back here regularly for more information as it becomes available.
On Friday, April 8, the winners of the AS Elections were announced. Terrance Ware Jr. won the presidential seat. that day he found the time to come into the Corsair newsroom for a sit-down interview.
On Friday, April 8, the winners of the AS Elections were announced. Adrian M. Restrepo, who won the Vice Presidential seat, came into the Corsair newsroom for a brief interview about his victory.
On Friday, April 4, the winners of the election were announced. Click above for the story about who won and lost.
On Thursday, March 31, the Corsair hosted a debate between the candidates up for the 2016 AS elections on the Main Campus Clock Tower Quad.
On Wednesday, March 30, Darlene Rueda dropped out of the 2016 AS Elections. She was originally running for the Director of Sustainability seat.
THE 2016 CANDIDATE PROFILES
Running for AS Secretary:
Dane Cruz (Fresh Start)
Running for Director of Publicity:
Clara Prado (Unity)
Running for Director of Student Assistance:
Jazzmin Sardin (Fresh Start)
Running for Director of Activities:
Hae "Jeannie" Joo (Independent)
Running for Director of Student Outreach:
Rashisul Haque (New Wave)
Running for Director of Community Relations:
Stephany Triska (Unity)
Daria Kudryavtseva (Independent)
Brittany Riley (New Wave)
Running for Director of Instruction Support:
Madeleine Turner (New Wave)
Stephanie Mendez (Unity)
Running for Director of Student Advocacy:
Walther Perez (Fresh Start)
Dan "Micca" Cao (Independent)
Paris Taylor (Unity)
Running for Director of Sustainability:
Sharon Nat (Fresh Start)
Anthony Hengsathorn (Unity)
Abderezak Azib (New Wave)
Running for Director of Budget Management:
Dario Gentiletti (Independent)
Auguste Gezalyan (Unity)
Orlando Gonzalez (Fresh Start)
Vladyslav Verchenko (New Wave)
Running for Student Trustee:
Alfredo Gama (Unity)
Laura Zwicker (Fresh Start)
Running for Associated Students Vice President:
Yighan "Edward" Tang (New Wave)
Adrian M. Restrepo (Independent)
Running for Associated Students President:
Daira Bustos (Unity)
Steve Maldonado (New Wave)
Terrance Ware (Fresh Start)