Student Association executive vice presidential candidate Jon Binetti said fighting for little changes that make a big difference in students’ lives will be his main priority if elected EVP.
Binetti, a junior and SA senator for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, said he will focus on expanding 4-RIDE service, adding more restaurants on GWorld, and increasing study space on campus.
Major: Biomedical engineering
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
Clubs/Activities: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, College Republicans, Inaugural Parade Float Committee
Top three platform goals: Expand 4-RIDE service, Expand GWorld options, Increase study areas
Previous SA experience: 2009-2010 SEAS-U senator
Reason for running: To improve the day-to-day lives of every student on campus.
How did you spend snow week? Having fun with friends, letting loose.
Were you at the GW-GU Snowdown? Yes. I made a point to go because nobody really likes Georgetown so at the very least we have to make sure they know we’re better than them at a snowball fight.
“I really want to make sure that I fight for what students want and not just sit back and tell the administration what we want, but also to really make sure we get it accomplished,” Binetti said.
Binetti is currently a member of the SA and wants to bring a new style of leadership to the SA next year.
“I want to cut out all the nonsense and get down to business and get stuff done,” Binetti said.
Binetti defined transparency as a major issue to keep the lines of communication open with students.
“I want to dedicate myself to making sure people know who I’m meeting with every week and when we’re meeting,” Binetti said.
Looking forward, Binetti hopes to move the SA beyond the internal issues it focused on this year.
“People should be hopeful that with the right leadership the SA can really work the way that they think it should. Getting the SA on track is really important to me,” Binetti said.