fall Election 2019
candidates (scroll down to see every candidate for each position and their bioS!):
Senate - Class of 2023 (12 Candidates)
Candidate Bio: My name is Jalen and I am a first generation student from Waterbury, Connecticut. I commit my Senate candidacy to increasing the quality of student life and strengthening our pledge to the environment. I will simultaneously fight for a voice for students from every background with increases in access to reduced price class materials and an intersectional approach to legislation.
Candidate Bio: Hello, voter! My name is Michelle Kim. I have served in student government since my middle school years and have always enjoyed serving my community. As your senator, I will work for transparency, accountability, and tangency in all senate processes. Your concerns are my priority, your vision my goal. I would greatly appreciate your vote!
Candidate Bio: As your senator I will make sure that I serve you the voter. I will do everything in my power to ensure that your activity fund goes to initiatives and clubs that you care about. By voting for me you are giving a vote to someone who will make every effort to keep his ear to the ground and respond to and carry out the will of the Class of 2023
Candidate Bio: Inclusivity. Dependability. As your senator, I promise to uphold these principles to the utmost degree. First, I understand both the economical and psychological struggles of coming from a low-income household; therefore, I will fight for more cost-effective housing and dorm supply exchanges. I’ll also represent women by advocating for free feminine products. Lastly, I’ll make Tufts more environmentally conscious through rentable drying racks and less plastic products. My goal in life is to work in government to give a voice to those that are silenced, and with your vote, I’ll move one step forward to achieving that dream. Thank you.
Candidate Bio: My name is Max Album, and I'm running for TCU Senate to maximize Tufts's potential. With college tuition being at an all-time high nationwide, we should be getting the most out of our money's worth. When elected to TCU Senate, I'll be there for my fellow students to hear their grievances and complaints, and make sure to undertake due diligence to solve them to the fullest capacity. I implore my fellow freshman to make this the best four years of our lives, and I can't wait to do my part to do so!
Candidate Bio: I am running for TCU Senate because there are issues that need to be pursued and solved, and I am the person to solve them. I believe that public policy analysis, looking at solutions that work on other campuses, can help us quickly solve pressing issues like campus safety and environmental sustainability. We need to strive for improved safety on and off campus, so that no one ever feels unsafe regardless of where they are, and we need to strive for carbon neutrality and carbon divestment, so that Tufts continues to be a beacon of progressive ideals to colleges everywhere.
Candidate Bio: My name is Marc Wolf and I am running for TCU Senate. I am persistent and willing to compromise; that personality will be brought to the Senate in order to satisfy the student body. My goal is to make our campus sustainable. One way is by having hand dryers in every residence hall bathroom. Although, hand dryers may initially be costly, they will save money as they eliminate the need for the tissue towels (which usually crumple in the users hands). This initiative saves paper, costs less and would be popular.
Candidate Bio: As an international student on financial aid, my experience settling into Tufts and making it into my home is unique. Home is the people that make it, and there is no shortage of wonderful people at Tufts, but how could Tufts be home when laundry, printing, books, supplies and food are treated like optional goods for students rather than necessities? How could Tufts be home when it doesn’t fight to represent the values and backgrounds of its students? Making Tufts home means making Tufts more affordable, accessible, inclusive and diverse. Let’s make Tufts about the people it brings together.
Candidate Bio: Hi everyone, my name is Avani Kabra, and I am running for TCU Senate! After canvassing the Tufts freshmen, my platform includes: FREE printing for all Tufts students, SUBSIDIZED textbooks for students on financial aid, a REWARDS PROGRAM for Jumbo Cash, and FASTER mail delivery service. In addition, I would like to expand the SLUSH fund, which is a pool of money allocated by the TCU senate that allows monetary support for students to put on cool and fun events on campus. So, if you want lots of free things and cool events, vote for me!
Candidate Bio: Hi! As a new college student I’m all about voicing any and all concerns you may have as a member of our freshman class in order to make your first year the best it can be. I think that by implementing equal and adequate representation of our student body as a whole, accessibility to the senate, and overall inclusivity, I will make a great addition to the TCU Senate! I am super passionate about mental health awareness and environmentalism and would love to talk to you about any issue you have at all this year! Thanks and happy voting! :)
Senate - SMFA Community Senator (1 Candidate)
Senate - Women’s Community Senator (1 Candidate)
Judiciary (6 Candidates)
Candidate Bio: My name is Zachary Ferretti, and I proudly hail from Long Island, New York. As an aspiring member of the Judiciary, I aim to bring a refreshing voice of optimism to club-related proceedings. As such, my goal is that we—as a collective body—can efficiently bring about change in both an equitable and inclusive manner. Through open dialogue and discussion, it is my hope that club (re)recognition may, one day, be a less tedious task. I recognize the great variety—in passion, thought, and activity—which exists amongst Tufts students, and hence, strive to foster a similar spirit of judicial diversity. In all, are you “Fer-Retti” to make a difference on campus? Because I know I am!"
My name is Mark Lannigan and I am running for Tufts Judiciary to bring a judicially-active attitude to our student government. We should use the resources that TCU has to make reality the ideas of students, and time is of the essence. As a person who has worked bridging connections between organizations in the past, I will hit the ground running ensuring our Judiciary is committed to opportunity and longevity. Too many clubs currently exist in limbo. As a member of the Judiciary, I will use my seat to listen to all and to lead our government to action.
Candidate Bio: On the campaign trail, the most common question I received was “What does the judiciary do?”. The judiciary isn’t well known, people wonder what its job is at Tufts, and I don’t blame them. We are in a position where we must energize the judiciary, make it an organization that is not only active in upholding the ideals of us Jumbos but an organization whose role is understood campus-wide, a role that we may all play, ensuring transparency, ensuring equity, ensuring that every student is granted an equal and open opportunity to experience and enjoy the extracurricular life of Tufts.
Candidate Bio: My name is Annika Chauhan, and I’m interested in what you’re interested in! I came to Tufts with one goal: to enrich the community in whatever ways I could. In order to achieve this, however, I need your help; I want to hear your amazing ideas for clubs to make everyone’s voices heard. As someone who is fascinated by cultures, languages, sports, arts, academics and everything else under the sun, I know I can connect with each and every one of you. Vote for me to give yourselves a platform. Make yourselves heard!
Candidate Bio: Hi! I’m Holden Dahlerbruch and I’m a member of the Class of 2023 with an intended major in International Relations. I’ve been an active part of student leadership every year since 3rd grade! Above all else, I value transparency in organizations, diversity in opportunities, and finding the balance between inclusivity and exclusivity in student groups. Outside politics, I dabble in culinary arts, improv, sketch comedy, and I love a good movie! Fun Fact: I lost two cars on The Price is Right! Follow me on Instagram @Vote_Holden and join my Facebook group facebook.com/groups/VoteHolden #VoteHolden for Judiciary!
Committee on Student Life (CSL) (2 Candidates)
Candidate Bio: With experience as Class President and Student Representative to the School Committee in high school, I’ve worked with students, administrators, and elected district officials to ensure advocation for the student population. I’ve represented my whole class in school and all the students in my district at committee meetings, and I will represent everyone equally should I be elected to the CSL. I’m extremely approachable (only 5’ ¼’’ tall) and dedicated in everything that I do, and I hope to improve the student experience through policies and various appeals. Go with the flow and vote for Jojo Kuo!
Senate - 2 Class of 2020 Seats
Senate - 3 Class of 2021 Seats
Saturday, August 31st: From 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM in Pearson 104, ECOM will be hosting a Student Government Information Session intended to introduce first-years to opportunities in student government.
Tuesday, September 3rd: Fall Election General Interest Meeting in Pearson 106 at 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 10th: Fall Election Candidates Meeting in Pearson 106 at 9:00 PM (mandatory for all declared candidates).
Wednesday, September 18th: Fall Election Candidates Forum in Braker 001 at 9:00 PM (mandatory for all declared candidates).
Thursday, September 19th: FALL ELECTION DAY!!!