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BSG senate candidate

by Bridgette Babb
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 03:00 am

 

Austin Mixon

BSG Senate 2019 - 2020

 

 

 

Q: What is your greatest leadership achievement up until this point?

A: I was able to represent my high school of Fairport (near Rochester) as I achieved 1st place in a speech competition hosted by the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) on the topic of one's responsibility to America. This competition was open to Monroe County so I helped others in my school with their speeches and I also took the lead to inspire people with mine.

 

Q: What problems can you foresee in the upcoming year that you wish to change?

A: Brockport has done a lot of outreach that it can be proud of, such as when we hosted the International Special Olympics. However, there is much in terms of outreach that still needs to be done. Election participation is at notoriously low levels and there is a clear disconnect between the student government and the student body as a whole. I want to be in a position where I am able to give groups that feel they are without representation a platform on which to stand, where students feel that they can control what goes on in the school that they pay lots of money to go to.

 

Q: How committed are you to "building a better brockport" ?

A: I'm an introverted person, as many know. It was torture for me to collect my 150 signatures to be put on the ballot and I am proud that I went through with it. I believe this displays how dedicated I am in of itself. I have also volunteered for this college multiple times, and I have been a part of multiple clubs/organizations. I was also there for Delta College in helping put on a college play when my help was needed, even though I never signed up. I know this college inside and out, I can relate to most of the people that go here in one way or another and I love this campus and want it to succeed.

 

Q: What is the most important thing you want people to know about you?

A: I'm just one person with a particular way of seeing the world. I know that I can't speak for everyone, so I want to make people/clubs/organizations feel represented. I want student government to know the student body and I want voices to be heard!

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