2019-2020 Elections Information

 

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2020 Elections Voting Information

Voting in the General Election will begin at 7am on Monday, February 24, and conclude at 5pm on Thursday, February 27. Results will be announced at 1:45pm on Friday, February 28 on the Union Patio. Students can vote via the link emailed to their UMail accounts, using QR codes on ASUU Elections posters, or at this link.

 

Information on Presidential Candidates

Presidential tickets include a candidate for President, Vice President of University Relations, and Vice President of Student Relations. Tickets are listed in alphabetical order by the presidential candidate’s last name. More information, including ticket photos/platforms, will be posted when available.

Hardenbrook Ticket
President: Rebecca Hardenbrook
Vice President of University Relations: Devon Cantwell
Vice President of Student Relations: Cody Carlos

Kum Ticket
President: Ephraim Kum
Vice President of University Relations: Ayana Amaechi
Vice President of Student Relations: Michelle Valdes

Nasser Ticket
President: Walker Nasser
Vice President of University Relations: Makena Pekarek
Vice President of Student Relations: Emalee Egelund

Information on Attorney General Candidates

Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Dallas Blackburn

Being a first-generation, non-traditional transfer student, I know how difficult college can be without someone fighting for you. As your next Attorney General, I am committed to focusing on student wellness, advocacy, and inclusivity. I have spent the past year as your Director of Student Immersion and Outreach, which showed me just how important resources are for student success. If elected, I promise to promote student voices within our judicial branch. My name is Dallas, and I am running for Attorney General, because I want to spend my final year advocating for you!

Nicholas Tygesen

Nick believes that ASUU should work more for students, rather than themselves. This means allocating more resources towards students, through clubs and events, and using resources where it will benefit the most students. While this is not a formal authority of the Attorney General, the position still holds a lot of sway by sitting on Assembly, Senate, and the President’s Executive Cabinet. This influence on behalf of students can be made in debate and consistently applied throughout the year. Additionally, all Redbook interpretations Nick makes will carefully take into account how students will be impacted.

Information on Assembly Candidates

Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

 

College of Architecture + Planning (1 seat)

There are no candidates filed to run for the College of Architecture + Planning Assembly seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the College of Architecture + Planning Assembly Representative, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

David Eccles School of Business (4 Seats)

Ermiya Fanaeian

The David Eccles School of Business is a school that has a wide range of opportunity and student organizations that prepare students for their professional journeys. These are organizations that I have utilized myself and I am willing to advocate alongside them any day. As the Mayor of Salt Lake County’s Local Hero Award recipient, and the ACLU’s Torch to Freedom Award Recipient I know what it means to be a community leader that listens to those I lead. I am prepared to put my leadership in use as the David Eccles School of Business Assembly Representative.

Spencer Mukai

Being part of ASUU as an Assembly representative for the school of business would be such an amazing way to get involved and represent the people around me. Having been on First-Year Council as well as the Campus Relations Board, I have firsthand been able to see what it means to represent my fellow students and learn more about the needs of our campus. I am ready to consistently advocate for the students in order to strive to make the David Eccles School of Business a better place.

Emily Pellegrino

The idea that best represents my campaign is simple: run for all. As an involved member of the David Eccles School of Business, including my current time as an Assembly Representative, I am hoping to continue serving all of our students in the best way possible. Ensuring students accessibility to the issues that affect them most is a crucial component to my process of combining a business mindset with my knowledge of the top priorities of our students. This means that a vote for me Is a vote to allocate your student funds most effectively and have your voice heard.

Nolan Phan

Katrina Price

Katrina is currently a second-year student studying business management. Katrina would like to serve as an assembly representative for the David Eccles School of Business because she believes it is important for student’s voices to be heard and represented on campus.

Taylor VanderToolen

Taylor VanderToolen is a Business Scholar studying QAMO. He is from Salt Lake City and is a lifelong University of Utah fan. He currently serves on the First Year Council within ASUU and enjoys participating in many campus events and working and interacting with students across campus. Taylor will collaborate across campus to elevate awareness and support of business clubs and be a strong voice for the College of Business within ASUU and across campus. He will ensure that your tuition dollars go further towards a remarkable experience at the U!

 

School for Cultural and Social transformation (1 Seat)

There are no candidates filed to run for the School for Cultural and Social Transformation Assembly seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the School for Cultural and Social Transformation Assembly Representative, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

school of dentistry (1 seat)

KC Esplin

 

College of Education (1 seat)

There are no candidates filed to run for the College of Education Assembly seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the College of Education Assembly Representative, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

college of engineering (5 seats)

Erin Morgan

I have loved my past two years on Assembly, and I would be honored to represent the College of Engineering for the 2020-2021 school year.

Adrian Porras

Having served as the representative for the College of Engineering in the past, I’d like to serve the college once more in order to provide transparency and bring up concerns my peers may have.

There are five seats for the College of Engineering and only two candidates filed, meaning three seats will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as one of the College of Engineering Assembly Representatives, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

college of fine arts (2 seats)

Gabriel Misla

The College of Fine Arts needs firm student voices, some of the buildings are in need of repairs, and students need more clubs and venues to develop their artistic skills. I believe my voice will make a difference as I fight for repairs to our buildings, for our student clubs to have the funding needed, and for students to be heard. I will fight for the CFA to be front and center at the negotiating table.

Alexander Whitty

Alexander Whitty is a Junior enrolled at the University of Utah studying for a degree in Film and Media Arts with an Engineering Arts and Entertainment emphasis. He grew up in a family of creatives who exposed him to the wonders of music, plays, movies, art, and dance who inspired his passion to create magic. Alexander has witnessed the joys and struggles that come with pursuing a career in the arts from a wide range of perspectives. This year he aims to improve the experience of every student as they work to make their dreams come true.

 

college of health (3 seats)

There are no candidates filed to run for the three College of Health Assembly seats, meaning the seats will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as one of the College of Health Assembly Representatives, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

college of humanities (2 seats)

Jessica Wojciechowski

Jessica Wojciechowski is an English major at the U full of passion and drive to help students have an incredible college experience. She is currently the Campus Events Board director of RHA where she coordinates events to educate students on campus resources. She would love to be your assembly representative of the College of Humanities to Keep Moving Forward! To do so, she plans to support student organizations and advocate for student safety and health to ensure that students are having a positive campus experience. Don’t forget to vote for her on CIS February 24th-27th!

There are two seats for the College of Humanities and only one candidate filed to run, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as a College of Humanities Assembly Representative, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

s.J. Quinney College of law (1 seat)

There are no candidates filed to run for the S.J. Quinney College of Law Assembly seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the S.J. Quinney College of Law Assembly Representative, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

school of medicine (2 seats)

There are no candidates filed to run for the two School of Medicine Assembly seats, meaning the seats will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as one of the School of Medicine Assembly Representatives, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

college of Mines and earth sciences (1 seat)

There are no candidates filed to run for the College of Mines and Earth Sciences Assembly seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the College of Mines and Earth Sciences Assembly Representative, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

college of nursing (1 seat)

Casey McFarland

Rosemary Richards

Texan, daughter of Air Force veteran, animal lover, and aspiring nurse who is passionate about healthcare. As an Assembly Representative, I will serve my fellow student body through legislative procedure. I want to advocate for nursing students and listen to their specific needs. I’m excited to work with devoted students to improve the University of Utah, with your feedback!

 

college of pharmacy (1 seat)

Hailey Hewitson

Shirley Luo

I’m Shirley Luo, a current P2 student. I was VP of Public Relations for USPA. I’m running as the 2020-2021 assembly representative and would love your vote. I would be a great choice for assembly representative as I have worked with ASUU multiple times during my undergrad. I have worked with ASUU as the VP of Public Relations. I excel at keeping things organized and understand the duties and obligations as legislative assembly representative. I would do my best make sure that all the connections and transactions between ASUU & the College of Pharmacy would run smoothly.

Emi Radetich

Hi, I’m Emi Radetich, and I’m excited to be your next Assembly Representative for the College of Pharmacy. I have always been passionate about representation and the profession of pharmacy, so you can imagine my excitement at the opportunity to be able to represent the voices of my fellow pharmacy professionals. I aim to listen to the needs of my college and negotiate with others to achieve the best possible outcomes for both my college and the university at large. A vote for me is a vote to have the voices of the college fought for and won over.

 

college of science (3 seats)

Danny Bae

Ph.D student in biology. Studying Huntington’s Disease.

Bassel Tekarli

 

There are three Assembly seats for the College of Science and only two candidates running, meaning one seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as a College of Science Assembly Representative, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

college of social & behavioral Science (4 seats)

Sarah Hong

I am running for College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Assembly Representative because I am dedicated to making campus a better place for all students. I promise to represent student’s interests in Assembly and will advocate for U.

Peyton Kosman

My name is Peyton Kosman and I am from Reno, Nevada. My majors are Criminology and Anthropology with minors in Psychology and Arabic. I am apart of the First Year Council of ASUU and the sorority Alpha Phi. I am running for an assembly position for the College of Social and Behavioral Science. If given the opportunity to be on assembly, I would ensure that the College of Social and Behavioral Science would be given all the opportunities and resources that need be and make sure the voices of all the students in the college are heard.

Taylor Thompson

I aim to do my part in ASUU to advocate for the needs of all students and bring the student body together as a team. I am a current Assembly Representative and plan to continue to make the U the best that it can be.

There are four Assembly seats for the College of Social & Behavioral Science and only three candidates running, meaning one seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as a College of Social & Behavioral Science Assembly Representative, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

college of Social work (1 seat)

Emma Hicks

I am the current representative for the College of Social Work and I have enjoyed my time in my position. I am running to represent the College of Social Work for the 2020-2021 year because I believe advocacy, which is a core value of Social Work, is key to great leadership. If you vote for me, I will continue to advocate for you and all students in the College of Social Work. Go Utah!

 

Undergraduate studies (2 seats)

There are no candidates filed to run for the two Undergraduate Studies Assembly seats, meaning the seats will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as an Undergraduate Studies Assembly Representative, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

Information on Senate Candidates

Each college has one Senate seat. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

 

College of Architecture + Planning

Tressa Parkes

Tressa Parkes is so excited to be running for Senator of the College of Architecture and Planning. Tress is a first year pre- architecture student with an entrepreneurship minor, and is a member of First Year Council, Women in Business, and is an Orientation Leader this coming summer. She loves corgis, travel, and being involved on campus. She is excited to make a lasting impact on the world through sustainable and engaging designs that inspire. But first, she looks forward to advocating for fellow CAP students as their next senator.

 

David Eccles School of BusinesS

Connor Leeming

 

School for Cultural and Social Transformation

There are no candidates filed to run for the School for Cultural and Social Transformation Senate seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the School for Cultural and Social Transformation Senator, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

School of Dentistry

There are no candidates filed to run for the School of Dentistry Senate seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the School of Dentistry Senator, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

College of EducatioN

There are no candidates filed to run for the College of Education Senate seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the College of Education Senator, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

College of Engineering

James Ehlers

I am a mechanical engineering student pursuing medical school. Currently I serve as the mechanical team lead for the Utah Student Robotics team and volunteer at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. I know the college of engineering can have some of the most stressful majors on campus and my goal is to bring whatever assistance you need so you can focus on what you need to do.

 

College of Fine Arts

There are no candidates filed to run for the College of Fine Arts Senate seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the College of Fine Arts Senator, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

College of Health

There are no candidates filed to run for the College of Health Senate seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the College of Health Senator, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

College of Humanities

There are no candidates filed to run for the College of Humanities Senate seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the College of Humanities Senator, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

S.J. Quinney College of Law

There are no candidates filed to run for the S.J. Quinney College of Law Senate seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the S.J. Quinney College of Law Senator, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

School of Medicine

Alyssa Brown

Mariajose Velasco

I am an international student from Manta, Ecuador.
My platform includes:
-Strengthen relationships with clubs and organizations to encourage student voice.
-Advocate, promote and encourage diversity.
-Develop and support inclusion initiatives.
-Support community- base learning to maximize student’s potential.

 

College of Mines and Earth Sciences

There are no candidates filed to run for the College of Mines and Earth Sciences Senate seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the College of Mines and Earth Sciences Senator, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

College of Nursing

Matthew Irwin

I am a third year student currently in my second semester in the nursing program. I have been involved in ASUU since my freshman year. I currently serve in ASUU as the Director of the Campus Events Board, in which it is my role to oversee and plan events on campus, such as Redfest. I hope to positively impact the College of Nursing as a Senator.

 

College of Pharmacy

Tuyet Lien Do Lam

Hello! My name is Tuyet Lien Do Lam, a second-year student attending the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. The pharmacy program here at the U has provided many opportunities for me to get involved and serve the student community. I am seeking to serve as the pharmacy senator to improve awareness of ASUU and student clubs/organizations to enhance student life. I have previous experience working with ASUU through the Utah Student Pharmacist Alliance (USPA) as the treasurer-elect and served as a senator liaison.

 

College of Science

There are no candidates filed to run for the College of Science Senate seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the College of Science Senator, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

college of Social & behavioral science

Tiffany Chan

My name is Tiffany Chan. I utilize she, her, hers and I am a first-generation student of color. My major is political science and my minor is Chinese language. Although I am a freshman, I am a sophomore credit-wise. At the U, I partake in the Honors College curriculum, John R. Park Debate Society’s team, Bennion Center First Year Service Crop, Legal Scholars, and CESA’s diversity program. My aims are supporting CSBS students through relentlessly advocating for and addressing students’ needs and wants, making myself accessible to all populations, and cultivating a safe and thriving environment for all.

 

College of social work

There are no candidates filed to run for the College of Social Work Senate seat, meaning the seat will be filled after the election has concluded. If you are interested in potentially serving as the College of Social Work Senator, please email afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

 

undergraduate studies

Divyam Goel

 

Registrar Information

For questions regarding the elections process please contact a member of the elections registrar team.

Elections Registrar: Audrey Stegman

Information for Candidates

Forms

Debates

ASUU will host two presidential debates during the 2020 campaign season.

Debate 1: Tuesday, February 18, 4pm in the Union Theatre. Co-hosted with the Daily Utah Chronicle.

Debate 2: Monday, February 24, 12pm in the Hinckley Caucus Room. Co-hosted with the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

Grievance Results

 

Previous Election Results

2019 Elections Results (Full)

2019 Election Winners

2018 Elections Results – FulL

2018 Elections Winners