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Everything you need to know about USG elections, a voter guide

Get to know the candidates running for each campus' USG executive positions

USG Voter Guide

Campaign season for Undergraduate Student Government has officially begun. Below is a guide to the candidates running for executive positions at each one of ASU’s four campuses. Voting for your campus’ USG executives will take place March 28 and 29 and winners will be announced on March 30. Students will be able to vote on their mobile phones or computers.

Tempe USG Executive Tickets

The Benedict 2017 Ticket

President: Brittany Benedict, business law junior

Vice President of Policy: Kelsey Wilson, political science and public policy junior

Vice President of Services: Lester Nnagbo, criminal justice junior, minoring in global studies

Benedict 2017’s platform promotes mental and sexual health awareness, as well as campus involvement, allowing freshman and transfer students to connect with clubs that best suit their interests and hobbies by issuing a survey. 

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The DeGravina 2017 Ticket

President: Aundrea DeGravina, psychology and political science junior

VP of Policy: Dayton Potter, global politics and film production junior

VP of Services: Rilee Robinson, political science and public relations sophomore

DeGravina 2017's platform focuses on establishing a campus-wide mental health awareness campaign, along with helping organizations on the campus plan events and provide them more resources for success.

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The Pruter Campaign 2017 Ticket

President: Kanin Pruter, interdisciplinary studies junior with a concentration in international studies and communications

VP of Policy: Chloe Lopez, political science junior, minoring in women and gender studies and justice studies

VP of Services: Eryck Garcia, political science junior minoring in sustainability

The Pruter Campaign 2017 ticket slogan is putting the “U” back into USG. Their platform focuses on combating issues on campus like sexual assault, while also furthering accountability by hosting bi-weekly town halls to engage with the student body.

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The 2017 Smith Ticket

President: Brian Smith, design management junior, minoring in business

VP of Policy: Grant Wallace, economics sophomore, minoring in mathematics

VP of Services: Chenxi Zhao, marketing and sports and media studies junior

The 2017 Smith ticket wants to listen and empower every Sun Devil to make the most of their undergraduate experience and make ASU a better place, aiming to instill ASU spirit, pride, and tradition to the next generation of ASU Students.

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USG Downtown Executive Ticket

The Dangremond 2017 Ticket

President: Jackson Dangremond, health innovation junior

VP of Policy: Ryan Leith, urban and metropolitan studies junior, minoring in sustainability

VP of Services: Jade Nicole Yeban, journalism junior, with a minor in political science

The Dangremond 2017 campaign centers around three themes: excelling, engaging and empowering students. The ticket aims to enhance the student experience by increasing connections and awareness between our government, university programs and services, student organizations and students.

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USG West Executive Tickets

The Leonardi Ticket

President: Attilio Kanakao‘olani Leonardi, business data analytics sophomore

VP of Policy: Dan Everett Rule, global management sophomore

VP of Services: Paul Max Putnam, biology junior

The Leonardi ticket is looking to defund the bike co-op, defund clubs that can’t meet active membership quotas and audit USG to promote better financial decision making.

The Snider Ticket

President: Natasha Snider, forensic and biology sophomore

VP of Policy: Frank Melgar, business communication sophomore

VP of Services: Michael Childs, communication junior

The Snider ticket aims to accurately and positively represent the student body and community by expanding opportunities for students. Some of the ticket’s key points are providing a voice for students and promoting USG as a resource.

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USG Polytechnic Executive Ticket

The Anderson 2017 Ticket

President: Julia Anderson, history and English junior, with a focus in political science

VP of Services: Jacob Phillabaum, engineering sophomore

VP of Policy: James Larson, engineering junior

The Anderson 2017 ticket's primary goals are to restructure the student government budget and committees to make them more effective, to make USG more accessible to students and address specific needs of the Polytechnic campus.

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