It looks like this spring’s CU Student Government election will be a one-sided affair.
CUSG President of Internal Affairs Lora Roberts said at a Legislative Council meeting before spring break that, of the students running in the election, an overwhelming majority are from the Unite party. Traditionally, CU’s student government elections have been contested by two or three parties, but this year’s elections appear to resist that trend.
The spring 2014 elections included candidates from the Unite, Inspire and Movement parties. Most of those positions went to Unite candidates.
“I feel like it’s very monarchy-esque and I don’t like it at all,” Roberts said. Roberts and the other two CUSG tri-executives, Chelsea Canada and Juedon Kebede, belong to the Unite party.
In the fall 2014 elections, all 10 of the available CUSG positions went to Unite members. The only candidate who wasn’t elected was Joseph Hinojosa, an independent.
According to the CUSG website, there are three candidates for the three tri-executive positions, which run the executive branch of CUSG. All three candidates belong to the Unite party.
Of the five candidates for CUSG Legislative Council representative-at-large positions, four are from the Unite party and one is an independent. There are four representative-at-large spots available.
“I think it’s not a true democracy if we’re just picking,” Roberts said.
Spring 2015 elections will take place April 6-9.
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