Who’s Your Alidaddy?
Written by Bwog Staff
BREAKING: Alidad’s CCSC ticket announced, despite his vow to not go to Bwog first (See Quick Spec Below)
Late last night in Lerner, amidst relatively minimal ballyhoo, Alidad Damooei unveiled the running mates soon to be on his ticket for the upcoming CCSC elections:
VP Policy – Donna Desilus (CC ’09)
VP Communications – Veronica Colon (CC ’10)
VP Funding – Jen Choi (CC ’09)
VP Campus Life – Cliff Massey (CC ’10)
Campaign details after the jump!
The Alidad club kicked off their campaign by filming b-roll for their campaign video—Calvin Sun bore the camera as they made their pilgrimage on the ramps to Tasti: The Political Mecca.
According to Alidad and Jen Choi, they began throwing around the idea of running around December but resisted announcing earlier so that they could make sure that everyone on their ticket would be comfortable with each other and solidified the overarching ideas of the campaign.
Still no policy discussions are allowed until after Spring Break, but the five were able to introduce themselves and a few of their accomplishments to the public at large for the first time. Besides holding the reigns over a CCSC Vice Presidency, Alidad is a brother in Beta and Board member of Columbia Iranian Students Association. Desilus is CCSC Academic Affairs rep, VP of Delta Sig and President of Multicultural Greek Council. Choi is the current VP Funding and is also political chair of Students for North Korean Awareness.
Despite Massey and Colon’s relative inexperience with CCSC (neither have held appointed or elected positions on the council), they maintain that they were going for a “wide cross-section of campus.” Massey is Executive Editor of this year’s yearbook and Colon sits on the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee’s E-board.
Now that it is the eve of the filing deadline, the two heavyweights are set while there has still been no word from Colin Drummond’s camp as to whether he will run or not. The stage is set for a grueling campaign after midterms and break. Only time will tell Alidad’s fate.
Don’t miss the release of their groundbreaking campaign video, set to be released March 25th on a Youtube near you!