The ASPSU elections committee released an updated list of those who are running for office in Portland State’s student body elections. The elections will take place online May 14, 15 and 16.
Four parties are running for the presidential ticket: Stephen Archer-president, Salimeh Evjen-vice president; Mary Cunningham-president, Emily Garrick-vice president; Alonso Melendez-president, Juston Wood-vice president and Luis Trybom-president, Paul Bronleewe-vice president.
Two people are running for the treasurer position: Samuel Frahm and Erin McCarty.
The Student Fee Committee (SFC) candidates are as follows: Chris Moller-SFC chair, Quin Collett-SFC member, Tracy Earll-SFC member, Tiffany Jenks-SFC member, Ilkyu Lee-SFC member, Milton Ortega-SFC member, Olivia McClelland-SFC member and Joshua Steedan-SFC member.
Those running for a senate position are: Jeff Anderson, Abigail Audette, Cardlyn Becker-Snell, Patrick Carrico, Dimitris Desyllas, Justin Englund, Michael Habtemariam, Steven Hamilton, Marc Hinz, Tiffani Jackson-Davis, David Jimenez, Bar Johnston, Shane Jordan, David Levy, Amara Marino, Santiago Mendoza, Elijah Michalowski, Cory Murphy, Banchiamlak Powell, Lindsay Robideaux, Jeremy Rosenbloom, Yambasu Sahr, Gemeda Shiferaw, Molly Stack and Keyoshia Vaughan.
There will be an opportunity for the student population to meet and to learn more about the candidates at the candidate forums. The forums will be held May 7 and 8 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Parkway North section of the cafeteria.
The elections committee has designated the former Student Resources Center as campaign headquarters. The committee has allowed candidates to post information about themselves and their platforms on the walls of this headquarters.
The voter guides are also a way to help students be transformed into informed voters. They have pictures and statements of each of the candidates and are typically available about a week and a half before elections.