Elections

Elections

ASUU Elections held every spring semester


2021 General Elections Results

2021 Primary Elections Results

ASUU Elections season is coming in Spring 2021! University of Utah students can run for the ASUU Presidency, Attorney General, Senate, or Assembly. Candidates for the ASUU Presidency will need to file by 5pm on December 11, 2020, and candidates for Attorney General, Senate, and Assembly positions will need to file by 5pm on January 29, 2021. Filing forms for each position are open and listed below. Interested students can direct their questions to the ASUU Elections Director, Torri Peck, at tpeck@asuu.utah.edu. NOTE: Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, aspects of elections season will likely look different than prior years. More information on pandemic adaptations/virtual campaigning will be available in the 2020 Elections Packets

Torri Peck

Director
 tpeck@asuu.utah.edu

Kiki Hudson

Associate Director
 khudson@asuu.utah.edu

From Start to Finish


In order to run as a candidate for ASUU Elections, you must be a currently enrolled student at the University of Utah. Certain positions have additional requirements, such as completed credit hours. More information on candidate requirements can be found in the ASUU Elections Packets, within Redbook (the ASUU Constitution), or on the filing forms themselves.

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First

All candidates must complete the ASUU Elections filing form for their desired race and pay a $5 filing fee (fee waivers available).

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Second

All candidates must complete a candidate training. All trainings, educations, and marketing requests must be submitted prior to the campaigning period.

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Third

Candidates will have the opportunity to campaign beginning February 8, 2021, and ending on the final day of voting, February 25, 2021.

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Final

Voting will be open from February 22-25, 2021. Elections results will be announced on February 26, 2021.

AdvocacyInformation on Presidential Candidates

Filing for the 2021 ASUU Presidency closed at 5pm on December 11, 2020.

Presidency 2020-2021 Candidate Packet

2021 Presidential Tickets

All tickets are listed in alphabetical order by the presidential candidate's last name. More information on candidate platforms will be forthcoming.

 

The Paul Ticket

Jacob Paul - President
Ethan Otero - Vice President for University Relations
Olivia Teerlink - Vice President for Student Relations

Ethan Cuello, Jacob Paul, and Olivia Teerlink stand in front of a snowy mountain background.

Jacob Paul: I have lived in various places including Boston, San Francisco, Baton Rouge, and Paris. These experiences shaped my view and love for all people who have different temperaments, talents, and convictions. I am President of the Sigma Chi, Beta Epsilon chapter here at the University of Utah. To be the leader of my chapter during the course of this global pandemic has taught me invaluable lessons. These unique circumstances will help shape and implement the goal of this campaign which is to bring campus life back to students.

Olivia Teerlink: I am studying Psychology/Sociology, Minors in Health & Nutrition. What drew me to Utah is my desire to be a part of a connected community. I am a student-athlete on the Beach Volleyball team. I am a leader who listens and will put in the work to provide our students with an environment that is inviting and inclusive. My personal goal is to ensure that all students feel represented and has the best college experience in light of our current worldly challenges.

Ethan Cuello: I am a first-generation American and second-generation Utah student, currently studying Finance- w/ an emphasis in financial analysis with the intention to obtain a JDMBA. Utah has provided me with a host of opportunities that have led to lifelong friendships, connections to students. I want to work to provide access to resources that promote healthy, productive, and fun learning experiences. To create a stronger sense of community (through safety and diversity) than ever before!

The Sanchez Ticket

Alejandro Sanchez - President
Darienne DeBrule - Vice President for University Relations
Kerry Larson - Vice President for Student Relations

Darienne DeBrule, Alejandro Sanchez, and Kerry Larson stand in front of the Block U on campus.

Our ticket consists of Alejandro Sanchez, Kerry Larson, and Darienne Debrule. We believe that in order for students to have a triumphant year we need to bring safety, mental health, and innovation. Through safety we can increase dialogue through students and administration to create a safer campus, because student safety should be a number one priority. We want to educate students on mental health and make resources both on and off campus easily accessible, especially through very unprecedented times we are going through. Lastly, innovation because we want to normalize the student experience as much as possible, and that can be accomplished through connecting with student leaders across campus and implementing interactive events to heighten student involvement.

 

The Wojciechowski Ticket

Jess Wojciechowski - President
Tiffany Chan - Vice President for University Relations
Maryan Shale - Vice President for Student Relations

Tiffany Chan, Jess Wojciechowski, and Maryan Shale stand in front of the Block U.

We are three women from different backgrounds committed to serving the University of Utah. Jess Wojciechowski (President) is second year honors student pursuing degrees in Political Science and English, and a proud queer woman; Tiffany Chan (VP of University Relations) is a first generation honors student of two proud Chinese immigrant parents, in her second year of majoring in Political Science and Economics with a minor in Philosophy; and Maryan Shale (VP of Student Relations) is a first generation refugee student studying in her Junior year, majoring in Health Society Policy with minors in Leadership and Sociology.

Through our experiences, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, we know the importance of improving campus accessibility, affordability, safety, and solidarity. We are committed to empowering students to ignite the change that we need here at the U. The Wojciechowski Ticket is focused on elevating marginalized student voices to manifest structural change within student organizations and create coalitions for change on the University level. We want to be your advocate for a better, lasting change, as students empowering students. For more information on our platform, please visit our website ( https://wojciechowskiticke.wixsite.com/asuu ), and follow our Instagram @WojciechowskiTicket!

Information on Attorney General Candidates

Filing for the 2021 ASUU Election closed on January 29, 2021.

Attorney General 2020-2021 Candidate Packet

2021 Attorney General Candidates

All candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. More information on candidate platforms will be forthcoming.

Meghan Graham

"My motivation as a candidate is to represent my classmates and the wide variety of backgrounds from which we all come. We all aspire to be something more and we’re willing to put in the hard work and dedicated hours to get there. I apply for this position prepared to work for and listen to my classmates. And though we’re all used to putting our noses to the grindstone and pushing through the difficulties of school life, there still needs to be change when needed, equality when demanded, and help. I hope to help provide those things for my friends."

Mikey Miller

"Hi, my name is Michael Miller; I’m a third-year studying psychology and criminology. The main reason I want to be Attorney General is to be the barrier that halts corruption. It will be my job to hold the rest of the student government accountable to the by-laws that bind us together. I promise no matter how tantalizing the option to break or bend the rules sound, I will hold rm like Jim’s love for Pam. Thank you for reading, and have a wonderful day!"

""Information on Senate Candidates

Filing for the 2020 ASUU Election closed on January 29, 2021.

Legislative 2020-2021 Candidate Packet

 

All colleges are granted one seat in the ASUU Senate. Information on candidates for each seat is posted below - more information on candidate platforms will be forthcoming. In instances where more than one candidate is running for a seat, candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

  • College of Architecture + Planning
    • Adrienne Cataxinos
      • Adrienne Cataxinos is a second year Pre-Architecture major and has loved being part of such a community-based and inclusive program in the College of Architecture and Planning. Through the help of her professors, she has been able to fuel and grow her passion for Architecture, MDD, and CMP and hopes to be able to help foster that for others. While she is full of ideas that will aid in the success of students within CAP, she especially feels passionate about addressing the topic of safety, especially given the amount of late-night studios that are offered throughout the year.
  • David Eccles School of Business
    • Connor Leeming
    • Nick Tygesen
      • "Covid crippled campus culture causing a less engaging student experience. With vaccines on the horizon, I want to represent you to ensure student life on campus rockets to the moon, like a post-war boom, in fall 2021."
  • School for Cultural and Social Transformation
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • School of Dentistry
    • Crystal Wallenius
  • College of Education
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Engineering
    • Serena Aeschilman
      • Serena Aeschilman is currently a 4th year Computer Science and Economics major. She has worked with an array of companies such as NASA JPL, Google, and Amazon. Politics are one of Serena's hobbies, she successfully assisted in the passing of 2 ordinances and received a Key to West Valley City, Utah; she hopes to run for Congress in 2024. Serena is a determined individual who has held leadership positions with Women in Computing, Association for Computing Machinery, and Data Science Club.
  • College of Fine Arts
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Health
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Humanities
    • Grace M. Osusky
      • "My name is Grace Osusky. I am a junior double-majoring in communication and anthropology. I am originally from Moab, Utah, and love hiking, biking, and just about anything outdoors. I also love gaming in my free time! I'm a member of the John R. Park Debate Society, and I've competed in the US as well as Germany. I have co-authored bills for ASUU aimed at improving COVID-19 response from the university. The College of Humanities has supported me in furthering my academic career, so now I want to be a voice for my fellow students."
    • Christian D Protzman
      • "As a University of Utah student, I believe it is imperative students have indomitable advocacy regarding University governance and services. My priority is to implement ideas which will enhance employment prospects for Humanities graduates. The great skills/perspectives mastered in Humanities programs embody powerful “real world” implications/applications which, if clearly communicated to employers, will expedite graduates’ employment and ultimately ameliorate employment prospects. Past performance demonstrates I have indefatigable commitment to everything I undertake. I am proud to be a University of Utah student and am committed to enhancing our great University, especially services for Humanities students."
    • Momina Sial
      • "It is with great passion that I am running to serve as the Senator for the College of Humanities. I believe that student representation is the cornerstone of student success on campus. As a racial and religious minority, I understand the illusion of “equal opportunity” and will ensure that all students’ voices are heard so we never have to settle for anything less than what we deserve. I will fight to increase diversity and inclusion on campus, ensuring that every student is part of the conversation. I will work tirelessly towards breaking the barriers towards guaranteeing that YOU are represented."
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • School of Medicine
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Mines and Earth Sciences
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Nursing
    • Sydney Gilliland
      • "I am determined to represent your ideas and goals, working hard to produce changes that merit your attention and approval. Because I am eager to see advances in policies, I will be fearless in my ambitions and proposals. My intentions are to serve you- help me to get there!"
  • College of Pharmacy
    • Emi Radetich
      • "Hello, my name is Emi Radetich, and I am so excited to be the next Senator for the College of Pharmacy. Having been an Assembly Representative for the past year has been an eye-opening and meaningful experience. Now, I would like to tackle a new challenge by helping the College of Pharmacy as a whole. I plan to help students navigate conferences this coming year in times of uncertainty. I want students to know that I am always there for them, and I hope that has been apparent in my past time as a representative."
  • College of Science
    • Muskan Walia
      • "Hey friends, it’s Muskan (Moose-Con)! I’m a freshman studying mathematics, and I would be honored to serve as your senator for the College of Science! I’m an experienced leader and currently serve on First Year Council in ASUU and am running for Senate because I truly believe in the power of our community. As a senator, I want to be your companion and fight alongside you to drive our institution to a more accountable, equitable, and sustainable future. My platform will reflect student demands, ensuring that I recognize and implement these concerns into actionable solutions to collectively achieve that future."
  • College of Social & Behavioral Science
    • Gloria Aquino
      • "My name is Gloria Aquino, I am a first-generation student studying Health Society and Policy. As a child of immigrants, I’ve been acutely aware of the importance of being active in local leadership so that I may represent people of similar backgrounds who have been marginalized in higher education. This semester I have been able to intern at our local legislature and have developed a deep respect for the legislative process. I hope to translate this knowledge into student government to make our university and college a more inclusive place for all students from all walks of life."
    • Patrick Lowry
      • "As a Sophomore Economics student at The U, I am honored for the opportunity to represent my college and my esteemed peers. If elected, I vow to make The College of Social and Behavioral Science a space for growth and empowerment for all students. As your Senator, I would work closely with college student councils and the ASUU to ensure that all my fellow students are heard and taken care of. This or that, you can’t lose with Pat."
    • Zoe Philippides
      • "The University of Utah is a big place. It’s easy to get lost in the thick of crowds, courses, and buildings. When I was accepted two years ago, I was daunted by what lay in front of me. It took time to find the College of Social and Behavioral Science and declare my major, but when I did, I also found community, opportunities, and direction. I want to help others to find the same sense of belonging and acceptance that the College of Social and Behavioral Science offers me, and that’s why I’m running to be the college's senate representative."
  • College of Social Work
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • Undergraduate Studies (undeclared students)
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

AssemblyInformation on Assembly Candidates

Filing for the 2020 ASUU Election closed on January 29, 2021.

Legislative 2020-2021 Candidate Packet

 

The ASUU Assembly is comprised of 36 seats proportionately allocated among the university's 18 colleges (17 academic colleges + Undergraduate Studies for undeclared majors) according to each college's most recent enrollment data. The current apportionment of Assembly seats among the colleges is listed below - the data will be updated pending approval from the ASUU Senate at their February meeting. Information on Assembly candidates is listed below and will be updated with forthcoming platform details. In cases where more than one candidate has filed for a race, candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

  • College of Architecture + Planning (1 seat)
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • David Eccles School of Business (4 seats)
    • Spencer Mukai
      • "Being part of ASUU as an Assembly representative for the school of business would be such an amazing way to get involved and represent the people around me. Having been on First-Year Council as well as a subcommittee chair in the assembly this year, I have firsthand been able to see what it means to represent my fellow students and learn more about the needs of our campus. I am ready to consistently advocate for the students in order to strive to make the David Eccles School of Business a better place."
    • Katrina Price
      • "I am currently a third-year business student studying management at the University of Utah. I am a current assembly representative for the David Eccles School of Business and hope to continue to represent the students and the business school for the 2021-22 school year."
    • There are four seats for the David Eccles School of Business in the ASUU Assembly, but only two candidates have filed, meaning that after the election there will be two seats that are unfilled. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • School for Cultural and Social Transformation (1 seat)
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • School of Dentistry (1 seat)
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Education (1 seat)
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Engineering (5 seats)
    • Jason LeDuc
      • "I am a junior computer science student and Salt Lake City native. I am a member of several student clubs and appreciate the importance of student involvement, especially now. One of my goals is to increase student involvement outside of courses and create a better sense of community. I want to do this by increasing the funding for social clubs and networking events."
    • Sammy Partridge
      • "Change is constant. Is that a paradox? I am excited for the opportunity to represent the students of the College of Engineering in the ASUU assembly! I know that change will happen, and I will help direct that change to have a positive impact on our lives as students in the College of Engineering. GO UTAH!"
    • Ammon Rex
      • "Electrical Engineer Extraordinaire, Solid beatboxer, hobbies in Comedy, starting Electrical fires, and shadow boxing. " Great people are great because they've learned to do things they don't want to do!.... Now go clean your room....”
    • Monica Weglinski
      • "I am running for Assembly to push for new change on our campus that will better fit the needs of the times we are living. There is an apparent social disconnect in our communities that is affecting the mental health of our students and making it even harder for us to academically succeed. I am running to be a voice for my fellow students and to strive for more ways to become closer as a campus, despite social distancing. As your representative, I would want to hear your thoughts, as well as learn from you through this uncertain time."
    • There are five seats for the College of Engineering in the ASUU Assembly, but only four candidates have filed, meaning that after the election there will be one seat that is unfilled. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Fine Arts (2 seats)
    • No candidates have filed for these seats. If you are interested in filling one of these seats after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Health (2 seats)
    • Emma Kate Ross
      • "I am running to be an Assembly Representative for the College of Health to serve and represent all students within the college. I am currently a member of ASUU's First Year Council. In serving in the Assembly, I hope to address and lobby for student needs, increase accessibility to student resources, and maximize the student experience at the U."
    • There are two seats for the College of Health in the ASUU Assembly, but only one candidate has filed, meaning that after the election there will be one seat that is unfilled. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Humanities (2 seats)
    • Zaynab Salih
    • Yovanni Valdez
      • "Hello, my name is Yovanni Valdez and I am a first-generation, Mexican-American student. It would be a tremendous pleasure to serve the College of Humanities as one of your assembly representatives! I have partaken in student government in the past and believe that I am well versed in serving a student body for the greater good. I am running to give humanities students a voice in making positive, equitable, and lasting change. I will implement legislation that creates an inclusive and accessible college experience. I hope you find yourself drawn to my candidacy and vote for me to represent YOU."
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law (1 seat)
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • School of Medicine (2 seats)
    • No candidates have filed for these seats. If you are interested in filling one of these seats after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Mines and Earth Sciences (1 seat)
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Nursing (1 seat)
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Pharmacy (1 seat)
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Science (3 seats)
    • Samantha Nestel
      • "Hello! I’m Samantha Nestel; I’m from Ogden and am a first-year biology major. Like so many, I’ve dreamt of coming to the U and getting involved on campus. Being part of the Access Women in Science Program and meeting so many great students in my science classes motivates me to want to participate in ASUU Assembly. I’m interested in sustainability and want to work on initiatives raising awareness and assisting students to achieve everyday sustainability. I want to meet students from other colleges and learn about and support their ideas. I am a hard-worker, creative problem solver and team player."
    • CJ Reid
      • "My name is CJ Reid and I'm a freshman studying biochemistry, pre-pharmacy, and ethics. It has been my goal during my time in First Year Council to give students the power to create and impact campus legislation regardless of their involvement in student government. I firmly believe that a legislative body cannot accurately and wholly represent its diverse constituents, and that interaction between students and representatives is the most important consideration for any government. I applaud you all for taking the time to vote, and sincerely hope you give me the opportunity to represent you."
    • There are three seats for the College of Science in the ASUU Assembly, but only two candidates have filed, meaning that after the election there will be one seat that is unfilled. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • College of Social & Behavioral Science (4 seats)
    • Sarah Hong
      • "I am running for College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Assembly Representative because I am dedicated to making campus a better place for all students. I promise to represent student's interests in Assembly and will advocate for U."
    • Ally Horowitz
      • "Hello! My name is Ally, and I am running for assembly representative! Fighting for equality and amplifying the voices of those who are silenced are causes I am very passionate about. There is power in diversity and I believe that it is crucial to represent all people in order to construct healthy communities. A vote for me is a vote for ensuring your voice will be heard, and you will be represented. We have the ability to make The University of Utah the place we want it to be, together!"
    • Benvin Lozada
      • "Hi! I’m Benvin Lozada, and I am running to be an assembly member for the College of Social and Behavioral Science. Because I know how valuable the college environment is and how much of an impact quality education can make, I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the campus community! I pledge to put the interests of all students of the college and university first and foremost by emphasizing mental and physical wellbeing services, improving access to educational resources, and ensuring this campus is a space where all thoughts and opinions are welcome. Thank you for your consideration!"
    • Taylor Thompson
      • "As an Assembly Representative, I want to create and maintain a safer and more inclusive campus for all students in ways that will last even after I have graduated. It is more important than ever for campus to be tailored to each student's unique experiences and I want to aid in making those changes."
  • College of Social Work (1 seat)
    • No candidates have filed for this seat. If you are interested in filling this seat after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.
  • Undergraduate Studies (3 seats)
    • No candidates have filed for these seats. If you are interested in filling one of these seats after elections conclude, please reach out to afeenstra@sa.utah.edu.

""Additional Forms and Information

Official Grievance Form

2021 Elections Grievance Results

Nestel v. Paul Opinion

Dalton v. Paul Opinion