Collegian editorial board endorses ASCSU’s Wendy Bowling and John Stockley

Wendy Bowling, left, and John Stockley. ASCSU President and Vice President candidate.
Wendy Bowling, left, and John Stockley. ASCSU President and Vice President candidate.

It’s all about the numbers. The fees that we the student body pay are the single most important issue to us, and rightly so, as it’s the issue that most directly affects all of us.

We believe that the wealth of experience that Wendy Bowling and John Stockley have amassed in their years at ASCSU make them the best candidates to represent the student body. They know the budget of ASCSU inside and out. They have a specific plan to help deal with the fiscal troubles that already exist and any potential shortfalls that may occur in the months to come. They also remain committed to not increasing the fees that students pay.

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Bowling and Stockley have also laid down specific plans for the initiatives that they intend to implement if they are elected. They promise to consolidate the Community Outreach and Government Affairs departments within ASCSU, allowing for student government to have a greater presence at the Fort Collins City Council where they can be better positioned to address student-centric issues such as U+2. They will also help create and fund a more effective dispatch system for RamRide, ensuring that wait times for students are shorter and the efficiency of RamRide is improved at a crucial time when some are discussing privatizing the safe ride program.

Ultimately, Bowling and Stockley are the best candidates to represent the Colorado State University student body, and for that reason we endorse their candidacy for president and vice president of ASCSU.

Editors Note: Members of the Editorial Board who have close relations with the candidates or are heavily involved in the coverage of them have recused themselves from the endorsement and the writing of the editorial.