Candidates deliver speeches at Press Night

by Martha Schick / Beacon Staff • September 24, 2014

SGA meeting

Three candidates presented their platforms during the Student Government Association’s Press Night on Wednesday for the upcoming election. Jasmine Reyes, elections chair and a junior journalism major, read speeches from two candidates who couldn’t attend.

Victoria Loubert, a junior visual and media arts major, is the only balloted candidate for class of 2016 senator.  

“I would like to help my class become upperclassmen and, therefore, leaders in our community, as well as helping SGA class council increase their visibility around campus,” Loubert said in her speech.

Andrew Manuzca, a political communication sophomore, is running unopposed for communication studies senator.

“Service isn’t what I do, it’s who I am,” Manuzca said in his speech. “I’d like to listen to students if they have ideas, plans, or projects that they want to do through student government.”

Freshman Christian Lopez is running unopposed for marketing communication senator.

“I emailed the professors… and chairs [of marketing communication] and asked them if there were any qualities they wanted from the marketing senator, so I’m talking to them as well as the students,” Lopez, a marketing communication major, said during questions.

Nicole Fox, a sophomore marketing communication major running a write-in campaign for class of 2017 treasurer, and Carly Cazer, a junior interdisciplinary major running for IDIP senator, sent Reyes speeches to read in their absence.  Elise Risio, who is also running a write-in campaign for class of 2017 treasurer, did not attend or send in a speech.

The polls open on the Emerson website at midnight on Oct. 1 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 2.