City College student government candidates share vision in forum

The ASG elections will be held despite the campus closures and the ongoing pandemic

ASG candidate forum

ASG advisor Lori Oldham hosted a candidate forum last week over Zoom. Dropbox screenshot

Orrin Iverson, Staff Writer

Despite the campus closure due to COVID-19, Associated Student Government elections will be held May 13 and May 14. 

A candidate forum was held last week over Zoom hosted by ASG advisor Lori Oldham. Oldham introduced the students running and also allowed them to express why they are seeking their respective positions within the student government.

Link: Watch the candidate forum here.

Destiny Gallegos-Munoz is running for ASG President, Isamar Mejia is running for ASG Secretary, Diego Cuadros is running for ASG Senator and currently is the Senate Vice President.

Marie Migambi, Victoria Boahemaa Owusu, and Nicolas Ruvalcaba are all seeking to retain their positions as ASG Senators.

Across the board the candidates at the forum expressed the desire to help their fellow City College students. Many of them are also involved in the Puente Project.

There was also a call to action from the  candidates at the forum, asking for more engagement from the rest of the student body. Munoz even offered her assistance with paperwork for those interested in ASG

Currently there are eight open Senate positions with only four students running, in addition to other positions that are already vacant.

“At a current state, we’re not that many members like we use to be when I started,” Ruvalcaba said.

More than one of the candidates conveyed gratitude for the communication and leadership skills they have gained through ASG.

“I have the power to not be shy,” Migambi said.