On Wednesday, October 19th, voting will open for the first ever contested election for chair of the Student Activities Commission. The three candidates for 2012 SAC chair are Jack Appelbaum (COL ’14), Dalvin Butler (COL ’13), and Carlos DelaTorre (COL ’13). In their applications each candidate explains their qualifications and visions for the future of SAC.
A common theme among the three commissioners’ statements is a call for transparency and enhanced student input in SAC decisions.
Butler, a two semester commissioner, stands out among the other candidates by being the only commissioner to start his statement with a smattering of poetry.
“’I Have Always Believed In Action’ For far too long, student groups have been told to: Wait for a better funding system Wait for student organization friendly funding guidelines Wait for better communication relations Wait for all our needs to be met “We need immediate action! Action that prides itself on the interest of student organizationsin order to create much needed change at SAC.” – Dalvin Butler, Jr”
Butler’s priorities include the comprehensive budget system, an Ad-Hoc policy, increased transparency, and a method for addressing the needs of both small and large student groups. In particular, Butler emphasizes change.
When asked how he differs from his opponents, Butler said, “Their policy focuses on the status quo and mine is more transformative and urges for change.” Dalvin’s full application can be viewed here [PDF].
We have the other two candidates after the break.