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ASO Election 2013 Candidates
ASO & Student Trustee Elections
Wed, April 24th & Thu, April 25th from 10am - 7pm
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Adam Brown - ASO President
Adam Brown is 12 years old. He is the President of KidsSpeak International, an organization focused on teaching kids about government and public service. In addition to attending middle school, Adam is a student at Los Angeles Mission College and started college at the age of eight. Adam will have 42 credits by the end of this semester, and in 2014, he is hoping to transfer to Harvard University to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree and then attend law school.
Adam has volunteered in campaign activities since he was seven years old, starting with the primaries for then Senator Barack Obama. He has also volunteered as a Teaching Assistant for Junior Toastmasters International and is also a graduate of the program. Adam received a Certificate of Recognition by California Assembly member Bob Blumenfield (California's 45th Assembly District) recognizing his hard work, dedication and commitment to pursuing higher education at such a young age. His mentor is Congresswoman Karen Bass (California's 37th Congressional District). Adam has also met First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Barbara Boxer, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Vice Presidential candidate Congressman Paul Ryan, and Congressman Brad Sherman to name a few.
Adam formed KidsSpeak, a non profit organization, so that he can encourage other kids to get involved in public service and the political process. He wants to share with other kids why youth leadership is important.
Adam enjoys baseball, reading, writing, working with KidsSpeak, and hanging out with his family, including his five year old Labradoodle, Cinnamon.
Randy Gamez - ASO President
Hello. My name is Randy Gamez and I am running for ASO President. I have been active on campus since I began attending LA Mission College, fighting for the rights of students and working to bring openness and accountability in every aspect that involves the student body. I have served as an ASO Senator, Executive Administrator, and Treasurer, and I am the founder and President of the SHPE club, so I fully understand student government and have the experience and leadership skills necessary to run an effective ASO.
My reason for running is simple; I have a passion for helping people. I have no political or business ambitions, I am a just student that cares about my education and I seek to make this campus a better place for all of us. What I intend to accomplish in office if I win your vote is as follows:
I hope that on Election Day you will vote for me and allow me to serve you as your next Student Body President. Thank you.
Carlos Lara - ASO President
Hi, my name is Carlos Lara. I am currently running for ASO president. I am an 18 year old Hispanic individual that grew up in a low economic environment. I have elevated myself by getting an education and hands on experience. I process a deep ambitious passion for beneficial public service. I have been a student at Los Angeles Mission College for two years now with my being major Biology. I have been involved in educational enriching activities since high school. I have graduated from Los Angeles City Council member Richard Alarcon’s program called the “Young Senators”. I also worked for Richard Alarcon as a city ambassador, where I acquired great political communications skills. I also got involved in the California Highway Patrol explorer program, where I learned to construct my impeccable discipline and personal ethical character. I recently volunteered for the Eric Garcetti’s campaign. I met Los Angeles Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti in person. Eric supports my determination for being active in politics and making a difference in my underserved community. In addition, I’ve served as the ASO Parliamentarian under the current presidency of Michael Griggs. I am a cogent communicator that constantly executes my innate ability to analyze and resolve issues through my usage of my negotiation skills. Most importantly, I stand up for what is right because that is my job as a student advocate: to represent my fellow students. I believe that I have the proper skills necessary in being an effective ASO president.
Milena Calderon - ASO Vice President
Hello fellow Eagles! My name is Milena Calderon, currently I am a member of ASO and I serve as the senator of recruitment. At every chance I get I try to meet new people, I try to introduce myself and let them know what ASO does and who we are. Why do we have a fee and what does that do for you? These are all questions you should be asking yourself when it comes to YOUR school. This is OUR school Eagles, it is our right to be informed and make decisions together. I am ready to stand up and make our voices heard as a student body. I will work to make sure we are more informed when it relates to OUR school. I am fighting for all of our student body. I know our school needs change, because I am a Mission College student as well. I’m currently a political science major with ambition of going to law school, and have an active passion for defending our student rights, all of our students. I will work for our voices to be heard and represented at our school. We need someone that takes an interest and duty in fighting for that cause, and that is my job as a member of ASO. Please elect me for student body Vice President. My mission is to help create organization among our student body because as a whole we are more powerful and effective. We need to work together to help bring change, such as shuttle transportation back to the campus.
Stephanee Markee - ASO Vice President
My name Is Stephanee Markee and I am running for ASO Vice President. Though this is my first college Student Body representation, I have an extensive background in leadership. I am a US Army Veteran, sat as the secretary for Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society here on campus, I’ve held numerous positions in clubs in High School. Since my youth I have wanted to make a difference, and giving back to others is what I do best.
I want to be an outlet for new and returning students to help them accomplish their goals of completing their degree. Academics and success is what comes first for me. I believe as students we are unstoppable and capable of becoming whatever we set out to be. I know firsthand that college isn’t the easiest, I am proof that we can do so much more than ever imagined. I am a single mother of 19 month old twin boys, I work part time and take between 15-18 units a semester on top of fulfilling my army reserve duties. With hard work and commitment we can all achieve our dreams.
As Vice President I would be serving you by facilitating club participation and with all of us active we can bring our student body, faculty, and administrator’s closer together for a more cohesive campus. There are so many resources out there for us and I hope you would allow me to serve this campus as your new ASO Vice President. Thank you.
Freddy Steve Ruiz - ASO Treasurer
My name is Steve Ruiz and I'm nineteen years old. I believe that due to my integrity, responsibility, and placing utmost important on the student body that I am a qualified candidate for the position of Treasurer. As Treasurer of LAMC, I will ensure student interest is held to the highest priority by being open to new ideas in how to better improve student life on campus, as well as making new fundraiser ideas to be able to fund more activities on campus. Maintaining a fiscally responsible budget, while upholding my interest in the student body, would be my main duty as Treasurer.
Chelsea Tang - ASO Executive Administrator
Hello, my name is Chelsea Tang, and I am the candidate for ASO Executive Administrator! I have been with the ASO for one year, serving the position as ASO Senator of Administration. It has been a great, enjoyable experience for me being with the ASO, and I wish to continue serving the student body. Within being with the ASO, I have learned how to use my ideas to benefit the community. I am looking forward to participating and leading more events in the future. It will be my job as the ASO Executive Administrator to keep the ASO intact and active. My strongest goal for the ASO would be to support and encourage members in their positions so that the ASO may not be idle. I thank you for reading this bio! Have a nice day!