Blue ticket candidates win after runoff

After a contested runoff in the student body officer election, all three candidates who ran on the blue ticket won.
Malinowski, who was recently elected student body president, said his goals for Senate include getting the entire campus more involved.
“We are going to start as soon as possible talking to campus leaders and organizations so they can learn how Student Senate can benefit them,” the sophomore accounting major said.
Since his entire ticket was elected, along with junior Patrick Campbell, Malinowski said getting support for new ideas shouldn’t be too difficult.
“We are all already on board with what we want to do,” he said. “We have things we want to be moving forward with as early as this afternoon.”
Freshman AEP major Tricia Anklan, who was elected vice president, said one of the focuses of her ticket’s platform was securing Senate reforms.
“We want to start right away with a constitutional reform to change campus representation,” she said. “Hopefully we get enough support within Senate to hit the ground running.”
Anklan said she and her fellow candidates on the blue ticket have differing experiences that will help them pass legislation in Senate.
“The unity of the exec board will be phenomenal – we have the exact same ideas and goals,” she said. “However, we have different backgrounds, skills and connections on campus that will really help us out.”
Student Body Secretary Candace Esken said the new executive board plans to start making reforms immediately.
“It’s a major problem that [Senate has] 11 people from one [fraternity], while some of the dorms don’t have any representation,” she said. “Hopefully next year, representatives from the dorms, colleges and the greek community will be able to apply for positions on Senate.”
Organizations may also have representation in Senate if the new resolution passes, Esken said.
Some of Esken’s goals as secretary include keeping students more informed of who their representatives in Senate are and letting them know when and why big things are going to happen on campus.
As the new student body treasurer, Campbell said one of the main things he hopes to accomplish is organizing a forum to inform students of scholarships.
“There’s so much creativity and depth of knowledge on campus in different students,” he said. “I just feel as if students don’t know how to present that correctly in a scholarship situation.”
And although he was the only one from the red ticket to be elected, he said he thinks he is capable of working with others who didn’t run on the same ticket as he did.
“The beauty of my ideas and goals is that they fit comfortably within either ticket’s goals – you can see that we’re all about unifying the campus,” Campbell said. “I have no qualms or contentions about being the only one from the red ticket. They didn’t run with a treasurer, so they were going to work with whoever wins.”
Anklan said she thinks Senate “can be a unifying body on campus where students can come together,” and she said she thinks the new executive board can provide that.
“After having so many people vote in the elections, it is obvious that Bradley students aren’t as apathetic as they seem,” she said. “We just have to give the students something they can be passionate about.”