2013 ASLC ELECTIONS
Don't forget, elections are done online!! You will be receive an email from surveymonkey on the morning of the election with an independent link for your ballot.
|Schedule of Events|
|Monday, March 4||Sweet Q&A Session for all candidates. 7:30PM, in Fred Meyer Lounge. Have dessert with your potential new student body president and vice president.|
|Tuesday March 5||Primary Elections: 8:00AM-8:00 PM|
|Monday, March 11||Q&A Session for candidates in Dillin Hall during lunch – 5:00 PM- 6:00PM (give prizes for questions)|
|Tuesday March 12||General Elections: 8:00AM-8:00 PM. Vote online|
Meet the Candidates
Candidates for President
My name is Dillon Casados and i'm running for ASLC President! I'm studying Philosophy, Finance, and Economics at Linfield College and I'm currently Treasurer of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
Firstly, i'd like to create the space necessary for individuals and organizations to come together, share ideas, and build a genuine connection with other individuals. I’m convinced that the Student body of Linfield College has an amazing opportunity to give rise to a community in which every student can come together and foster communication, relationships, growth, and enjoyment and i'd like to be the mediator for this.
Second, I'd like to use my ability to build relationships as an opportunity for you to share your voice through me, both as an individual and an organization. As ASLC President I am dedicating 1 to 2 hours a day, five days a week, to sitting in Dillin and Jazzmans for you to come talk with me and let your voice be heard. This will give me the opportunity to share your ideas with those whom I work with or just simply make a new friend.
Last but not least, I'd like to close the dichotomy between Greek life and the Student body. We all have so much to offer and we should be able to offer it together!
Candidates for Vice President
My name is Jake Baker and I am running to be vice president of ASLC! I am a junior and I am studying political science and gender studies. I am on the men’s soccer team, I am a senator in ASLC, chair the club support and finance committee in ASLC, run scholarship activities for the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and coach soccer in Portland! I want to be the next vice president because not only do I believe that I have the necessary experience and understanding to run the position, but I want to do this and know I can create positive changes for Linfield College. Having experience in ASLC has already given me tremendous insight concerning how this organization operates and the best ways to create and foster improvements. Using this I am ready to push Linfield forward and show people that there really is power in a small college.
I see many opportunities for growth and have distinguished a number of goals that I would like to start with if elected.
1) I have and will continue to work with Rebecca Wale regarding the various concerns over medical clemency, building access, issues with CPS officers, and transparency between CPS and the school.
2) I will collaborate with the ASLC president to make the student government problem driven. Roles and assignments will be delegated throughout ASLC and this will lead to an effective use of our time and generate more outcomes and solutions.
3) I will bring student concerns to the table and negotiate on behalf of the student body. I have learned over my time here that all of us have great ideas and our own interests. I will communicate with the administration, CPS, and the faculty to address as many issues as possible.
4) I will improve the relationships between Greek life, clubs, the administration, and the general student population. This starts with effective communication followed by adhering to the set principles and practices that are established.
I have served in many leadership roles here at Linfield, as well as throughout my life. I have chaired committees for Hawaiian Club, currently hold the position of social director for Zeta Tau Alpha, and I serve as the President of Wildcat Productions. My experience in these roles has helped me to grow as a leader and to gain the skills I feel are necessary to become the ASLC Vice President.
I am also a member of the swim team, and work as a student ambassador in the Office of Admissions. Because I am involved in so many different groups here at Linfield, I feel that I am well qualified to represent you as your student body vice president.
If I am elected, my goal is remain flexible and open to ideas for the school year. As vice president, one of my most important responsibilities is to make sure that senate meetings run smoothly and that important issues are being discussed there.
I don't want to put my personal goals ahead of the growth of the school. Linfield is all about our experience - we are able to decide what happens in our years here, and that's what makes our small college so unique. As Vice President, I want to make sure that we are discussing the pertinent issues at our college as the year goes on.
Most of all, I want to make sure that I am the best representative possible for you all. I humbly ask for your support in the coming election. Thank you!