Meet the Candidates

Welcome to the "Meet the Candidates" page for the upcoming 2019 - 2020 Associated Student Body General Elections. Please take an opportunity to review the candidates campaign statements in order for YOU to make an informed decision when casting your vote.

At the time of voting ALL STUDENTS will need to cast their votes for the candidates.

Thank you and happy voting season!

ASB President
Name: Alyssa Taneza

Major: Sociology/Public Policy
Please answer ONE question in 150 words or less: A. What brought you to student government and why do you want to serve? B. What issue(s) do you think needs to be address here on campus and why? C. What skills do you possess that makes you the most qualified candidate to win?

C. I believe that in my term as both Representative of Student Success and Equity as well as ASB Secretary, I have been able to show my capabilities as both an advocate as well as a leader. Throughout the past year I believe that I exemplified what it means to step up in times of need and give support where necessary. Within the past year I was able to assist in the establishment of the Dream Services, have advocated for low cost/no cost textbooks as well as the creation of a student-run community garden, and have spent my time fine-tuning the ASB Constitution as the chair for the Constitution Committee. I believe that I posses the skills to not only put forth greater change on my own, but to help assist and mentor other Cabinet members in the projects they believe will be beneficial to our students.


Name: Ian Rubinstein

Major: Sociology and Political Science
Please answer ONE question in 150 words or less: A. What brought you to student government and why do you want to serve? B. What issue(s) do you think needs to be address here on campus and why? C. What skills do you possess that makes you the most qualified candidate to win?

A. I chose to be a part of student government because it gives me 3 positives. First, it allows me to be a part of the school in a more active and participatory way. Second, it gives me a way to bring issues that I am passionate to a governing body that may be able to actually affect change. And thirdly, it is a great insight into government and leadership and will help me in what will hopefully be my career one day of law making and congressional work.

ASB Secretary
Name: Cesar Fierro

Major: Psychology and Philosophy
Please answer ONE question in 150 words or less: A. What brought you to student government and why do you want to serve? B. What issue(s) do you think needs to be address here on campus and why? C. What skills do you possess that makes you the most qualified candidate to win?

A. What brought me to student government and why I want to serve is because Jan Paolo, the President of ASB, told me to run for secretary due to the fact that I am Secretary of Club Senate. My responsibility as Secretary of Club Senate is to record the minutes and post them online to make sure that other students in our school knows what’s going on with each club and the events on campus. I also want to be more involved with school and reach out to other students about the opportunities that are on campus. If we can get more students to be more involved, we can make our campus stand out.

Student Trustee
Name: Donnell Jones

Major: Political Science
Over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year, I had the distinct pleasure of serving as your Student Trustee. During my term in office, I dedicated myself to advocacy. I pushed for the creation of a comprehensive guide to the resources available to our students and community members. I supported legislation critical for student success and equity, such as Senate Bill 291 – which expands financial aid for community college students – and Assembly Bill 302 – which provides a safe place to park overnight for students living in their cars. I worked to expand the use of low and zero cost textbooks. I helped to establish student organizations on campus to help undeserved students improve their academic outcomes through mentor-ship, personal development and community outreach. If given the opportunity to serve again, I would continue working toward more equitable policy changes, increases in student support services, and a better overall community college experience.

ASB LAC Vice President
Name: Kindy Tisby

Major: International Business
Please answer ONE question in 150 words or less: A. What brought you to student government and why do you want to serve? B. What issue(s) do you think needs to be address here on campus and why? C. What skills do you possess that makes you the most qualified candidate to win?

A. What brought you to student government and why do you want to serve? Throughout my educational career, I have always been involved in leadership programs in order to fulfill my passion of helping others. The Associated Student Body is another way for me to fulfill my passion. Serving as the student body Representative of English as a Second Language, I want to continue my efforts to improve the connections and develop a network between students, organization, and departments on campus in order to help better facilitate communications and relationships between student needs and wants. My desire to serve as LAC Vice President for the student body of Long Beach City college stems from wanting to advocate for the students and making sure that students feel connected along with enhancing the benefits that are given to the current student body.

 

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