WEB EXTRA: Student Association Presidential candidate complete profiles

Name: Marc Abanto
Year: Junior
Hometown: Trumbull, Conn.
Major: Political Science
Slate: The Student Union
Running Mate: Nick D’Addario
Clubs/Activities: Member education chair of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, former associate producer of the 14th Grade Players Theater Company, College Democrats, past intern for Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.)
Platform: Reform the health and safety inspection policy, create internship database, provide students with free printing at GW libraries
SA Experience: CCAS – U senator (fall 2005-spring 2006), U – At Large senator/student life committee chair (fall 2006-spring 2007)
Endorsements: GW College Democrats, Jewish Student Association, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, International Affairs Society, GW NORML, Generic Theater Company
Web site: www.gwstudentunion.com
Who would you vote for if you weren’t running?: Casey Pond
Favorite D.C. spot: Lincoln Memorial
Do you have a Blackberry?: Yes

Name: Nicole Capp
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Major: Economics
Slate: None
Running Mate: None
Clubs/Activities: Co-chair of advertising for Program Board, Ivory Tower RHC President, Ivory Tower Residential Advisory Council vice president, Campaign GW directing member
Platform: GWorld All Over, GW411, and GWInformed
SA Experience: Freshman non-voting senator (fall 2005-spring 2006), CCAS-U senator (fall 2006-spring 2007)
Endorsements: Masters of Public Administration, Public Policy Student Association, Medical Center Student Council
Web site: www.nicolecapp.com
Who would you vote for if you weren’t running?: “If there was someone better for SA president, I wouldn’t be running.”
Favorite D.C. spot: Kennedy Center roof top
Do you have a Blackberry?: yes

Name: Michael Ray Huerta
Year: Junior
Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Major: International Affairs
Slate: Students for Progress
Running Mate: Chris Rotella
Clubs/Activities: Geography Department staff assistant, ESIA peer advisor, Colonial Cabinet, house proctor, Mock Trial E-Board, Re: Mix E-Board, Minority Student Awards Ceremony co-host
Platform: Free BlackBoard printing, 4-Ride van and an on-line appointment form for Student Health Services, 24-hour access to Marvin Center and Academic Center, Duques Hall access to 2 a.m.
SA Experience: None
Web site: http://gwu.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2229222290
Endorsements: None
Who would you vote for if you weren’t running?: David “Tito” Wilkinson
Favorite D.C. spot: Kennedy Center Roof
Do you have a Blackberry?: No

Name: Casey Pond
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tigard, Ore.
Major: International Affairs, Economics
Slate: None
Running Mate: Andrew Cooper
Clubs/Activities: Phi Kappa Psi vice president, Campaign GW directing member, Roosevelt Institution communications director, Class Council junior representative, Order of Omega Greek Leadership Society treasurer, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, RH Bistro waiter
Platform: 24-hour access to Marvin Center and Duques Hall, expand wireless capabilities, cut SA executive budget
SA Experience: Vice president of public affairs (fall 2005-spring 2006), director of SA Dining Services Commission (fall 2006-spring 2007)
Web site: www.pondandcooper.com
Endorsements: College Republicans, Higher Education Student Association
Who would you vote for if you weren’t running?: Marc Abanto
Favorite D.C. spot: World War II Memorial
Do you have a Blackberry?: No

Name: David “Tito” Wilkinson
Year: Junior
Hometown: Brookline, Ma.
Major: International Business, Finance
Slate: None
Running Mate: Brand Kroeger
Clubs/Activities: School of Business mentor, business and economic empowerment chair for the NAACP, former Class Council representative, Minority Business Students Association events chair, Finance and Investment club member, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity
Platform: Expand wireless capabilities, bring back Colonial Invasion and the free newspaper program
SA Experience: Helped with Colonial Trader Web site project
Endorsements: Black Student Union
Web site: www.titoandbrand.com
Who would you vote for if you weren’t running?: Can’t choose
Favorite D.C. spot: Ground floor of the Marvin Center
Do you have a Blackberry?: No

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