Mar 262010
 
Authors: Kirsten Silveira

In an attempt to spark conversation about the state of higher education in Colorado, two top-level student government officials announced candidacy for the 2010-2011 presidential elections Friday morning.

The team dropped out Friday afternoon pending a decision from the nine-person elections committee on legitimacy of their campaign.

In a written statement to the Collegian Matt Worthington, current director of Legislative Affairs for The Associated Students of CSU, said he and his running mate ASCSU Vice President Tim Hole felt “obligated to improve the conversation” amongst opposing teams.

During today’s public debate on the Lory Student Center Plaza Worthington asked the other tickets if they were willing to pledge to “make higher education a top priority” if they were to be elected, each team signed on.

“We were surprised by the swiftness that the other campaigns bought-in to the issue and were impressed by the passion that they felt for improving our university,” Worthington said in the statement.

Worthington and Hole have officially departed from the race and will now endorse all other “viable” campaigns.
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Senior Reporter Kirsten Silveira can be reached at news@collegian.com._

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