This week the Student Life and Leadership Association of SLCC kicked off elections for next years student body President and Executive Vice President. The election process will continue through March 11 with voting to be held online from 8 a.m. March 9 through 8 p.m. March 10. The results of the election will be announced Friday March 11 at 7:00 p.m. during a Murder Mystery Dinner at Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
The three candidates for President and the five for Executive Vice President officially announced their candidacy Feb. 28 and since then have displayed their campaign messages at all campuses.
Running for President, Business student Chris Lyden said, “I want to understand what it would be like to run an organization.”
Lyden also said that he chose to run because he believes that he could help carry out the objectives of the school and also to, “Help students accomplish goals to continue with their higher education or to get a better paying job.”
Current Executive Vice President Peter Moosman is seeking a second term as Executive Vice President and hopes to be able to implement his goal for more transparency within the student government. He said he wanted students to know that “there are people here to represent them.”
He also said that he believes in advocacy for the students and in empowering students while they are continuing their education.
Current President Liu Vakapuna had some advice for those candidates who are running.
“Keep an open mind and cherish all experiences – good or bad – because it builds character,” he said.
Candidates are using the College’s numerous plasma screens for presenting their campaign messages as well as placing materials outside around the campus.
Several “Meet and Greets” will be held throughout the next week where students will have the opportunity to question the candidates on important issues. One is scheduled for noon on Friday, March 4 at the LDS Institute at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. For more information visit slcc.edu. Visit vote.slcc.edu to vote.