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ASFA presidential candidates

by admin February 9, 2010

Candidate: Aaron Green

Changes he wants to see in ASFA:
Bigger focus on sports tournaments and intramural events, from dodge ball to ultimate Frisbee and even quidditch.
More events at the Hive, which would include non-alcoholic beverages to suit everyone’s preferences
More career fairs, events that don’t neglect academics
Facilitate friendships for ASFA students using social activities, having an ASFA frosh

Previous experience in Concordia politics:
Is currently an independent councillor in ASFA.

Qualifications for being the next president of ASFA:
Has been on five oversight committees of ASFA over the past year, which essentially run the organization.

His number one focus, if elected:
Financial transparency “I see a lot that could be done. Currently it’s like a closed-door thing.”

Candidate: Joel Suss

Changes he wants to see in ASFA:
Reduce administration costs of ASFA, thus increasing the budgets for member associations
Getting students more involved is a key point
Increasing the number of events, speakers and workshops, including social justice events and workshops
Making ASFA less bureaucratic

Previous experience in Concordia politics:
Ran for CSU president last year for team Fresh, but was unsuccessful. He currently holds no position.

Qualifications for being the next president of ASFA:
“I have a lot to offer by way of organizational skills. I think I’m a good leader, to get these people [candidates] on the same page, working for the same goals. I genuinely want to make ASFA better, improve it from the ground up. It’s not about holding the position, it’s about making a difference and improving ASFA.”

His number one focus, if elected:
Improving the general environment for ASFA students

Candidate: Charlie Brenchley

Changes he wants to see in ASFA:
Student involvement is really key. The CSU is great, but ASFA has that direct contact with students.
Improve students’ environment socially and academically

Previous experience in Concordia politics:
Hasn’t run, holds no position. Spent three years with Dawson Student Union, was president and held various vice-presidential positions.

Qualifications for being the next president of ASFA:
“I have a lot of experience to bring to the table. I have a great team behind me to work with. I want to be seen as a person among his peers. I think it’s also good to bring a new perspective to an association.”

His number one focus, if elected:
Having an executive accountable to the student body and getting everyone on board.

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