Letters: ASCSU President Syron endorses Braun-Taylor campaign

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Rams,

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I have worked with many of the candidates on the plaza today. I was in Florida early January and got to work with both Josh Johnson and Josh Griffin. Their military careers are impressive and their commitment to the student of Adult Learner and Veteran Services community is unwavering. Josh’s biggest fault is his inability to say no—I do not think the man sleeps at night. In fact, having shared a hotel room with him, I know he does not.

 Ben Amundson has been an amazing partner in crime. On day one, we said we wanted to have better relations between Senate and the Executive branch, and to his word, he followed through. I have known Ben to always keep his word. He told me where he stood on issues and his opinion never faltered.

Recently, I have gotten to know the other candidates as well, Dominick Quintana does not know what frowning is. His passion for diversity and inclusion is inspiring. Moreover, Flint Coriliss’s commitment to agriculture reminds me of CSU’s rich history as a land grant institution. As a history major, I am always reminded to never forget the importance of the Land Grant Mission.

With that—the student body is in a good position, you cannot go wrong, but I am with Braun.

I met Sam last year shortly before my campaign began. He went from a “campaign minion” to a manager. He rose through the ranks by showing up at 7:00am and staying till 11:00pm. His dedication to me, even when I hardly know him, began a wonderful friendship. Over the summer and is his time in campus engagement I got to know him better. To my own dismay, he beat my record of signing people up to get involved. Sam went from being director of campus engagement to a close advisor. He has been instrumental in all our decisions.

This administration has formed committees around all our major platforms, and Sam has been the first person I call to sit on them. He has transformed the role of campus engagement and has become an asset to the entire cabinet. On a personal level, you could not find a better friend. Sam is the guy that takes your shoes off when you fall asleep on the couch, he is the man who proofreads your papers. Sam will stay up till 3:00am talking with you, then be there, waking you up at 9:00am for waffle house. The thing that separates Sam to me is his loyalty and friendship. This job can suck, a constant stream of criticism, memes from people you do not know.

This administration has formed committees around all our major platforms, and Sam has been the first person I call to sit on them. He has transformed the role of campus engagement and has become an asset to the entire cabinet.

– Tristan Syron,  ASCSU Student Body President

On my worst days, I run to clear my mind. But when I get home, it is Sam who talks me through the issues, it is Sam who reminds me to do the right thing, it is Sam who reminds me that winners grind. He reminds me of these things because he embodies them in his character, in his actions, and in his service to the students. With your vote, the legacy will continue.

I wish I could say his running mate Madison Taylor was a close friend to me, but she’s more of a mother. Constantly watching out for you. She encourages her friends to call for rides, even if it is at 3:00am. She is the first person I call when in trouble, and the last person I would ever want to hear say, “I’m disappointed in you”.

I encourage you to vote for Braun Taylor, but I encourage you to vote above all else.  

ASCSU Student Body President,

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Tristan Syron

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