(Ellensburg, Wash. – April 15, 2014) Election season at CWU is heating up as students vie for positions on the Associated Students of CWU Board of Directors (ASCWU-BOD). The elections kick off with the Primary Elections next week, which will be followed by the General Elections in May.
Primaries begin with the Primary Election Candidate Forum April 21 at 6 p.m. in the SURC Pit, where potential candidates will meet with students and present their campaigns. There are seven positions on the ASCWU-BOD that students are running for and all positions, except for President, have two or fewer candidates running. Therefore, students are encouraged to vote in the Primary Elections to decide which two of the three presidential candidates will run against each other in the General Election. The candidates for President include Joshua Osborn, Kathryn O’Neal and Yosef Gamble. Primary Election online voting will be open April 22 from 12:01 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the polling sites at the SURC East and West entrances from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Results for the Primary Elections will be posted April 22 by 11:59 p.m.
The elections for all other positions will be decided exclusively by the General Election. Philip Rush is running unopposed for Vice President for Clubs and Organizations, Jennifer Treadway is running unopposed for Vice President for Academic Affairs, Spencer Biallas is running unopposed for Vice President for Equity and Community Affairs, Cassandra DuBore is running unopposed for Vice President for Legislative Affairs, Robert Lane and Scott Kazmi are running for Vice President for Student Life and Facilities and Nick Shuey and Joseph Charest are running for Executive Vice President
The Primary Elections offer students the chance to get to know the candidates and the opportunity to choose the best potential representatives.
This event is sponsored by ASCWU-BOD. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1693 or by e-mailing DS@cwu.edu.
Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.