Freshman election hopefuls meet before 2012 campaign

By Jocelyn Fowler

This year’s freshman class may expect to have a difficult time deciding who to vote for on Sept. 12 at the freshman elections. About 40 candidates hope to fill the positions open to freshmen in Student Government. The candidates come from different backgrounds and majors, but each one possesses the desire to serve their classmates through Student Government.

Dallas freshman Sahar Bhojani, a clinical lab science major and candidate for secretary/ treasurer, believes student government is a great way to get involved and improve her years at Baylor.

“I love Baylor, and I’m very enthusiastic to hopefully be a part of such a great organization that will not only enhance my experience but also the experience of my fellow colleagues,” Bhojani said.

Bhojani shares this sentiment with several of her fellow candidates.

However, some candidates want to push for policies and actions that improve life in the Waco community as well. Katy freshman Ashley Ramsey, a chemistry major and candidate for president, has several ideas of charities that would benefit Waco residents.

“I’m a legacy child and I’ve always wanted to be on the Baylor Student Government,” Ramsey said. “I actually have ideas for starting different charities around Baylor for the Waco community especially.”

Campaigning for all candidates will begin today and end on Sept. 11. Freshmen may then go and vote on Sept. 12 for the students who will represent their class.