All 14 ASUCD Senate candidates participated in an forum at the ASUCD Coffee House yesterday at noon. The event, sponsored by the ASUCD Elections Committee and moderated by The California Aggie, gave candidates the opportunity to explain their platforms, goals and priorities to student voters in attendance. Each candidate was given one minute to answer each question and the floor was later opened to audience questions. Questions asked included topics such as the relationship between UC Davis administration and students, maintaining transparency at the Senate table, advancement toward a greener campus, ethnic graduations and ways in which candidates planned to complete their campaign platforms.
Kirby Araullo, Olivia Brown, Armando Figueroa, Lee Lo and Alyson Noele Sagala are running with the SMART (Students Matter: Activism, Retention, Teamwork) slate; Felicia Ong, Kevin Pelstring, Jonathan Yip, Robert Helfend and Tal Topf are running with the NOW slate and Liam Burke, Maxwell Kappas, Davis Belcher and Gloria Chen are independent candidates.
ASUCD Senate elections will take place Nov. 13 to 16 and more information can be found at ASUCD Fall Elections 2012 Facebook page.
— Muna Sadek