You are holding the 2012 Election Issue of the AS Review. Within these pages, you’ll find interviews with all candidates running for Associated Students Board of Directors, information on the initiatives and referendum, as well as how, when and where to vote.

We took great care to ensure that this process was fair to all candidates. Each person was asked the same three questions, and responses were limited to 350 words.

General demographic information regarding age, gender identity, major, class year and previous AS involvement was also collected to create the infographic you see on pages 8 and 9. This year, you will be asked to select a first and second choice.

Voting begins Monday, April 23, and closes at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 27. To vote, login to myWestern and click on the “AS Elections” tab.

The transcripts you see here are verbatim. Verbal fillers were omitted for clarity’s sake, and some responses had to be shortened to fit the alotted word count. However, the substance of each candidate’s statment has not been altered in any way. In addition, the candidate’s statements have not been altered in any way.

For candidates who exceeded the word count, the full transcript of their interview is available online at
The AS Review would like to thank all the candidates for taking time during their campaigns to be interviewed.
We hope you enjoy the issue, and encourage you to make an informed decision.