Story By Kelli Reynolds/Staff Writer/@kellidelrae
Tong member Erick Mazariegos earned 505 votes or 65 percent May 10-12 to defeat incumbent Dalziel Arambula, who gained 265 votes or 35 percent, to gain the Associated Student Body presidency for 2016-17.
Five other executive positions were on the ballot and all ran unchallenged. In the 2016-17 school year, Joshua Bedolla will serve as LAC vice president, Katherine Bustinza as secretary, Wayne Bergman as PCC vice president and Alejandro Lomeli as student trustee.
The Cabinet set a goal of getting 650 students to participate in the student elections and exceeded the goal with 770 votes.
Mazariegos said, “I look forward to working with all the new elected ASB Cabinet members this coming year, to achieve everything that my campaign revolved around.” He said his campaign focused on matters such as promoting student involvement in Student Life, getting students involved in organizations on campus and making everyone aware of the resources available on the campuses.
The treasurer position remains vacant and any interested students can contact Student Life adviser Camille Bolton at (562) 938-4846 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.