Run-off election for A.S. leadership begins today

Joseph Wilson

Online elections for the next Associated Students president and vice president begin today and are scheduled to end at 7 p.m.

Zachary Mendelsohn, of the “V.O.I.C.E” (Vote On Interactive Community Experience) slate, said he and his running mate Sophia Recalde handed out fliers and set up four banners on campus to promote their campaign.

He said the election committee did a good job in promoting the election and A.S. is committed to the election.

“The A.S. is really working as whole (on the run-off election),” Mendelsohn said.

Mendelsohn said the clubs and fraternities he talked to showed a lot of interest in the run-off election because clubs and fraternities deal with A.S. on budget issues.

Mendelsohn has organized street teams to inform students about the school elections and will continue to campaign as the deadline for the run-off election nears.

He said student involvement on campus is a big issue in his campaign.

“We really want to get students involved on campus,” Mendelsohn said.

He said building a marquee on the campus would give students a place to get information about school events.

Advisement is another area Mendelsohn said he wanted to work with the administration.

Adam Salgado and Sarah Jackson of the “111 You Decide” (One Vision, One Goal, One United Campus) slate said they focused on talking to more clubs such as the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Alliance and the Filipino American Student Association, among others.

“I think it’s important to show support for organizations in the CSUN community. (Any) concerns they have, they can come talk to us,” Jackson said.

Salgado said they talked about the building of a new parking structure on campus, finding an alternate route for students who have to make longer trip because of the partial closing of Etiwanda Street, and figuring out ways to help advisement for students.

“We’re just trying to focus on the next few days and just trying to get the word out (on the run off),” Jackson said.

Combined they have three years of experience working in the A.S. senate and Matador Involvement Center.

Joseph Wilson can be reached at city@sundial.csun.edu.