Student Senate vice president will run for president in 2013
- Dec. 3, 2012
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For the first time in KUnited history, the current vice president will run for student body president on the coalition’s ticket in 2013.
Brandon Woodard, a Topeka senior studying political science, was announced as the presidential candidate by KUnited yesterday.
“Serving as vice president this year, I have the experience and know-how,” Woodard said. “I know how KUnited operates.”
Blaine Bengtson, a Salina junior, will serve as the vice presidential candidate. Bengston directed the new game day recycling program Recycle & Blue, KU.
Woodard said the recycling program and senate’s current work to establish a Spanish minor are two of the changes he is most proud of this year.
KUnited is the first student coalition to announce its candidates for Student Senate elections in April.
The coalition will decide next year’s platform during its spring meetings.
“I, as a student, have ideas I’m passionate about, but we get ideas from the coalition,” Woodard said.
The KUnited coalition was established 19 years ago and has won 18 of the past 19 elections.