Meet Your 2019–20 ASI Presidential and Board of Directors Candidates

By: Jenna Brown on Apr 17, 2019 in ASI Student Government


ASI Student Government annual elections for the ASI president and ASI Board of Directors are quickly approaching! Learn about the candidates and their platforms and vote on the My Cal Poly portal or through the ASI website from Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. through Thursday, April 25 at 9 a.m.

The ASI president is the only elected-at-large student leader at Cal Poly and serves as the official ASI representative to the university and the general public. Your 2019–20 ASI presidential candidates are:

  • Alex Bires
  • Mark Borges
  • Henry Broback

On Thursday, April 18, ASI presidential candidates will participate in a debate at 11 a.m. in the University Union Plaza. Candidates will be asked a mix of pre-written and audience-submitted questions. Topics will range from why candidates are running for the position to common issues facing students today.

The Board of Directors consists of 24 elected positions and serves as the official voice of Cal Poly students regarding student advocacy efforts and ASI corporate activity. Winter quarter 2019 enrollment determines the number of board seats for the 2019–20 academic year. There are 43 candidates running for the below board positions:

  • College of Architecture and Environmental Design – Three seats
  • College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences – Four seats
  • College of Engineering – Five seats
  • College of Liberal Arts – Four seats
  • College of Science and Mathematics – Four seats
  • Orfalea College of Business – Four seats

View the full list of candidates and their platforms on the ASI elections website. Presidential and board candidates will have the opportunity to address the student body at a candidate meet and greet on Tuesday, April 23 at 11 a.m. on Mustang Way.

Candidate filing is officially closed. If you would like to file as a write-in candidate, file a Candidate Packet on the ASI elections website. For questions, please contact asielectionschair@calpoly.edu.

Follow the Cal Poly ASI Student Government Facebook and Cal Poly ASI Instagram, and don’t forget to vote from April 24 at 9 a.m. through April 25 at 9 a.m. on the My Cal Poly portal or through the ASI website! Winners will be announced on Thursday, April 25 at 11 a.m. in the UU Plaza.

Three presidential candidates from left to right in front of a white backdrop: Mark Borges, Alex Bires, and Henry Broback


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