ASASUD announces 2010-11 candidates

Freshman Representative Andres Cano and junior Director of Parliamentary Procedures Christian Vasquez will run for 2010-11 ASASUD President, ASASUD announced Thursday on its website.

ASASUD elections will be held April 6 and 7.

Vasquez, a psychology major who was approved to his current position this semester by the Senate, will run with sophomore Sen. Jessica Abercrombie, of the Walter Cronkite School. Abercrombie has served on the Senate since being appointed in Fall 2009.

Cano, a journalism major who has served on the Senate since also being appointed last fall, will run alongside the most recent senate appointment, freshmen Sen. Vaughn Hillyard, of Barrett, the Honors College. Hillyard was approved by the Senate on March 12.

Sophomore senators Joel Bumanglag, of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, and Dustin Volz, of Barrett, the Honors College, are the only current senators seeking reelection.

Seven other students will also run for seats in the Senate. However, only the Cronkite School’s seats will be contested by more than two candidates, which are journalism sophomore Cailyn Bradley, journalism freshman Alan Hersh and public relations sophomore Michelle Lauer.

Nursing freshman Sabrina Banegas, School of Letters & Sciences student Joseph Primous and criminal justice and criminology student Liliana Ramirez are also seeking to represent their respective colleges while journalism freshman Pedro Silva will run for one of Barrett, the Honors College’s seats.

According to ASASUD’s Web site, no students are seeking to represent the College of Teacher Education and Leadership or University College.

Also, if no other candidates enter the race, the School of Letters and Sciences and the College of Public Programs would each have one vacant Senate seat.

Students who wish to enter the election as write-in candidates have until April 2 to apply.

Contact the reporter at salvador.rodriguez@asu.edu

Correction: March 26, 2010

An earlier version of this article stated incorrectly Michelle Lauer’s major. Lauer is a public relations major, not a journalism major.