Special elections scheduled for City College ASG

Advisers of the student government hope to generate more interest this semester.


Jonny Rico

The new ASG president will replace Andrew Leal (right), pictured with senate president Sebastian Dunne at a March 2019 student government meeting. Photo by Jonny Rico

Vicky Pineda, Sports Editor

As the fall semester at San Diego City College begins, the Student Affairs office is handing out packets to candidates to run for student office. 

The normal elections for ASG, the governing body that organizes and directs many student-sponsored programs at City College, usually occur during the spring semester. But this past semester was one of the most uncommon.

Few students were interested. 

Oscar Rendon is one of the students who has been more involved with the ASG this fall. 

“Last semester there was only about three candidates who ran, and no one ran for the actual student body president position,” said Rendon, a political science major.

Students elect their ASG body representative and the student president serves as part of the San Diego Community College Board of Trustees. 

A calendar of events related to ASG elections
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Associated Student Government has released a schedule of election-related activities for the fall semester.

The only positions that were elected in the spring were secretary and two senator positions.

“We are going to have a special election, which is only going to last for two weeks,” said Rendon, who is running for ASG president. “In between those two weeks, students are going to campaign.”

Lori Oldham, who serves as an advisor to ASG along with Dean of Student Affairs Marciano Perez, hopes current ASG members spread the word to students on campus to be part of the ASG. 

“We have a really great feeling about the (ASG Election), ”Oldham said. “There is a really high buzz on campus.”

So far Student Affairs have distributed about 50 election packets. 

“We are delighted about it, ecstatic about it and can’t wait to see all the applications,” Oldham said.

The ASG packets are still available until September 5 and are due by 5 p.m. Interested students are able to pick them up in Student Affairs, M-200. 

Anyone with a valid San Diego City College ID is welcome and encouraged to vote, starting on Tuesday, September 24.