This past week, Salt Lake Community College students had the chance to meet the nominees for student body president at the Taylorsville Redwood and South City campuses.
Voting in the student body election is very important, not only for the students, but for the school. The nominees this year are Junior Martinez and Richard Monsen.
“My goals this year are structured to help students succeed,” Martinez says. “I want to increase student completion in transferring, inform more students about the resources, as well as increase student involvement — and find new ways that we can make school more affordable for students.”
Martinez says he has enjoyed the campaign thus far. His campaign slogan is “Be the Author of Your Own Story.”
“My favorite thing about running for president is meeting new people, and connecting with other students,” he adds.
Competing against Martinez for student body president is Richard Monsen.
“I want to make sure that the resources are visible to students, since we have a vast amount of them. I also would like to unite the clubs and use each individual skill and apply those skills to the students, so that the clubs can be even more involved,” Monsen says.
If elected, Monsen also wants to work on promoting mental health awareness for students.
“Students who are going straight into the workplace will be battling depression and anxiety and they need cheerleaders to help them get through it,” he says.
Monsen looks forward to working directly with faculty and students.
Voting opens Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 8 a.m. and ends Thursday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. In-person voting will take place at the following campuses:
- Taylorsville Redwood: STC west hallway, AAB lobby, and the TB hallway
- Jordan: HTC lobby, JHS north entrance
- South City: CAM foyer, west entrance
Students can also vote online when the polls open Wednesday morning. Every student that votes will be entered to win an iPad.
It is very important to vote, not only to make changes for the school, but to get involved in the school’s community. So go out there, be the change, and go vote.