Be mindful of the SGA election

By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor

Election season is in full swing, nationally, with people like Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz announcing their candidacies for president, and locally with the announcement of the students running for the student government.

There are 33 students running for 18 senate seats. There are six students running to be a justice. There are two tickets running for the executive cabinet.

I cannot stress enough how important this election is. The students who we vote for on April 29 and 30 will take a role in deciding how over a million dollars of student fees money will be spent.

That’s your money, Towson. It’s my money, too. Let’s make sure we all make an informed choice when we vote.

I’ll be the first to admit that The Towerlight could have done a better job at telling the student body what the SGA has been up to for the last year.

We’re not going to lapse like that again, I promise. This new dedication to holding our student leaders accountable starts with the election.

There are plenty of opportunities for us to find information about the candidates.

Over the next few days, I’ll be meeting with candidates to talk with them about their experience, their qualifications and why we should vote for them.

The debate on April 27 in Susquehanna Terrace will give us all a chance to hear the candidates speak and make their case.

Outside of that, well, I’d encourage you to check out the candidates in any way you can. Find a chance to talk to them. Shoot them an email or check them out on social media.

If there are any specific questions you want me to ask the executive candidates, feel free to shoot an email to [email protected]. We all need to inform ourselves so we can make an informed decision. You’re a student here, this is your campus. Own it.

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