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The closest race of the SUUSA 2016-17 general elections is the one for Senator of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).
The final candidates are Hello. Party member D’mia Lamar, a freshman political science major from Roy and Ryan Jorgensen, a sophomore philosophy major from South Jordan. Lamar beat Jorgensen by only 12 votes in the primary election.
Lamar is currently a presidential ambassador and a member of the Black Student Union. She said she ran for SUUSA office to give back to SUU.
“I believe that the word leader is analogous with the word servant,” she said. “I view all leadership positions as ones of service.”
There are seven departments that fall under the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Lamar said she wants to increase communication between the students and faculty of the college.
“As a member of SUUSA I will change the way the role of the senate is viewed,” she said. “So few students know that the senate is a tool for them to take advantage of.”
Other tenants of Lamar’s platform include increasing transparency in her actions as a senator, secure funds of HSS, and listen to student input on issues.
Lamar said she is qualified to serve as HSS senator because of her ability to communicate effectively with students.
“(The ability to relate to students) allows me to recognize and understand the needs of students so that I may implement those needs into my everyday doings as a senator,” she said.