Alpert, Sadeghian announce SA presidential runs

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    Campaigns for the upcoming Student Assembly election at the College of William and Mary have kicked off with the first candidates for SA president and vice president announced.

    Campaigning was permitted to begin at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. David Alpert ’13 and Tamara Middleton ’14 were first to announce their campaign for SA president and vice president, respectively. SA vice president Kaveh Sadeghian ’12 and Molly Bulman ’12 have also announced their campaign for the president and vice president, respectively

    “We know we are a younger ticket, but we believe that means we have a fresh perspective,” Middleton said. “We are excited to use the campaign to meet more students and break down barriers.”

    SA transparency and communication are the main pillars of Alpert and Middleton’s campaign platform.

    “We think the Student Assembly needs to take a step back,” says Alpert.

    Middleton and Alpert distinguish themselves as the only Greek ticket. In addition to serving two terms as president of the class of 2013, Alpert is also a member of Sigma Chi and Alpha Phi Omega.

    “I want to institutionalize making the SA more approachable and accessible, something that I didn’t feel was reflected in the ticket,” Sadeghian said.

    Sadeghian said he wanted to help students to trust the SA trusted again through positive reinforcement. Sadeghain’s campaign slogan, “let’s do it,” seeks to encourage student suggestion and greater collective student involvement in the SA.

    “We need to break the bubble that exists between the SA and the student body,” Sadeghian said. “The SA should supplement a person’s life in addition to getting involved on campus, not be a person’s whole life.”

    In addition to these positions, each social class has nine available posts, including president, vice president of advocacy, vice president of social affairs, treasurer, secretary and four senators.

    Elections will take place on March 24.

    Below is a list of candidates
    *SA President and Vice President*
    David Alpert ’13 and Tamara Middleton ’14
    Kaveh Sadeghian ’12 and Molly Bulman ’12

    *Senate: 2012*
    Zach Marcus
    Michael Wagner

    *Senate 2013*
    Tyler Johnson
    Grace Colby
    Gus Herbert
    Noah Kim
    Ryan McManus

    *Senate 2014*
    Joseph Scholle
    Dallen McNerney
    Matthew Paganussi
    John Woo
    Chase Koontz

    *Class officers*
    2012
    President: Stephanie McGuire
    Vice President of Advocacy: Amanda Brazzel
    Vice President of Social Affairs: Vacant
    Treasurer: Vacant
    Secretary: Vacant

    2013
    President: Tess DeAtley
    Vice President of Advocacy: Morgan Dyson
    Vice President of Social Affairs: Dasha Godunova, Lemondre Watson
    Treasurer: Logan M. M. Scott
    Secretary: Alexis VeraCruz

    2014
    Class President: Tony Hanagan, Christian Bale
    Vice President of Advocacy: Alex Comerford
    Vice President of Social Affairs: Megan McCarthy
    Treasurer: Brett Prestia
    Secretary: Amanda Morrow, Taylor Feenstra

    Elections will take place on March 24.

    Check back with Flathatnews.com for more on this developing story.

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