Elections 2021-2022

 

RESULTS:  

 

  • Benjamin Blevins - Trustee
  • Aundrea Kaiser - ASGC President 
  • Briana Flores-Falcon - ASGC Executive Vice President 
  • Vacant - ASGC Vice President of Finance
  • Briana Flores-Falcon - ASGC Director of Campus Activities
  • Karla Moore - ASGC Director of Board Affairs 
  • Sara Laila - ASGC Director of Student Legislation 
  • Erika Lopez Peña - Director of Publicity 
  • Vacant - Director of Website Development 
  • Vacant - General Member, Board of Director 

 

 

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General Election Information

Join the ASGC and  Discover the Rewards!

Thank you for your interest in the Associated Students of Grossmont College (ASGC). Your participation could likely be the most incredible involvement opportunity, as well as beneficial to your personal growth while  enhancing student life at Grossmont College. 

 

The commitment is well worth it! You will gain insight to the inner-workings of the college and district, and  become a well-rounded student, while helping others. Each Board member represents 1,000 students  enrolled, so your representation is important. 

 

In an effort to continually involve students, we accept applications throughout the year. ASGC meetings are held on an alternating weekly basis. Alternating between board meetings and team meetings. All meetings are held Friday at 9am via Zoom ID: 687 449 3975

 

Strengthen your personal bond with Grossmont and make a difference today. Your experience, unique  background, and interest will go far to make Grossmont College a better place. Fill out your application today!  Applications are available online here: 

 

Application for Associated Student of Grossmont College Student Board and Student Trustee (2021-2022)

 

ASGC Board Positions:

• President

• Executive Vice President

• Vice President of Finance

• Director of Board Affairs

• Director of Student Legislation

• Director of Campus Activities

• Director of Publicity

• Director of Web Development

• Board Member

 

Full descriptions of ASGC position responsibilities are available in the ASGC Bylaws (Article II.  Section A.)

 

To learn more about the open position as the Grossmont College Student Trustee please visit: https://www.gcccd.edu/governing-board/default.html

 

Benefits Include: 

• Get involved and be a part of a team 

• Receive incentive package (Bylaw 1.02) 

• Grow personally while receiving applicable resume experience  

• Travel throughout California representing the interests of Grossmont College students  

 

*Note: Completed ASGC Board & Student Trustee applications  for the current 2021-2022 campaign period were due April 19, 2021


Publicity & Campaigning During Virtual Environment:

• April 21 – April 28 CANDIDATE CAMPAIGN PERIOD per ASGC Bylaws (Article V. Section F.) 

Elections Timeline

Associated Students of Grossmont College Student Board and Grossmont College Student Trustee

 

ELECTIONS TIMELINE 

 

April 6 - April 19 ELECTION APPLICATION PERIOD Students may download the election application information packet, which includes the ASGC Board & Student Trustee Google Form Application, information on the “Rewards of Joining the ASGC” Elections Time Frame, and Election Code via the ASGC Website: https://www.grossmont.edu/get-involved/asgc/elections.php and complete the Application 

 

Complete ASGC Board & Student Trustee Google Form Application: https://forms.gle/d2aHpT9h3fjc3jzh9 


MANDATORY CANDIDATES MEETINGS The Candidates Meeting will serve as an explanation of the Election Code with a question and answer period. Candidates not attending the meeting will be ineligible to run for office. Any exceptions must be cleared through the Director of Student Development by emailing heriberto.vasquez@gcccd.edu

All meetings held via Zoom Meeting ID: 931 1475 1175

Monday, April 12th         2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Tuesday, April 13th         9:00 am - 10:00 am

Wednesday, April 14th     1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 


April 19 APPLICATION DEADLINE Completed ASGC Board & Student Trustee applications are due in the Student Affairs Office by 4:00pm.


April 21 – April 28 CANDIDATE CAMPAIGN PERIOD One full week of campaigning period per ASGC Bylaws (Article V. Section F.) Elections Committee Office Hours Held via Zoom Meeting ID: 931 1475 1175 

Wednesday     4:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday     3:00pm - 4:00pm

Friday         8:00am - 9:00am

Monday     4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Tuesday     3:00pm - 4:00pm

 

April 29 - April 30  ONLINE ELECTIONS Voting opens online Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 12:00am and runs through Friday, April 30, 2020 at 11:59pm. All registered students will receive  instructions via their Grossmont College email account regarding how to access the ballot.

 

May 3 RESULTS POSTED Results will be released by Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at 10:00 am via ASGC Website (https://www.grossmont.edu/get-involved/asgc/) as well as via Grossmont College’s Official Instagram @Grossmontedu

 

 

Election Code of the Associated Students of Grossmont College

ELECTION CODE OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF GROSSMONT COLLEGE 

ARTICLE I. THE ELECTION COMMITTEE

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SECTION A. GENERAL STATEMENTS FOR THE ASGC ELECTIONS
  1. Candidates may run for up to three positions on the ballot for one election period. 
  2. All successful candidates will assume office not later than the day after commencement unless a  different day has been mutually agreed upon by incumbent and incoming official and advisor has been  notified.  
  3. Pursuant to GCCCD Administrative Procedure 2015, special elections shall be held as needed, upon the  vacancy of the Student Trustee position. 
SECTION B. THE ELECTION COMMITTEE
  1. The Election Committee shall be composed of four students with one of the students as a non-voting  chairperson. This Committee shall be appointed by the Dean of Student Affairs or designee, with the  Dean of Student Affairs or designee as a non-voting, ex-officio member. An alternate shall be  appointed and shall serve on the Election Committee should a vacancy occur. Current or past ASGC  members are ineligible to serve on the committee. 
  2. It shall be the duty of the Election Committee to enforce the election and election publicity  regulations, to keep a current list of the violators of these regulations, and to record and impose  penalties on these violators. 
  3. All election signs, handbills, and badges shall be subject to approval by the Election Committee which  will authorize the removal of unapproved signs. Refer to Grossmont College Posting Guidelines for  posting policies. Unapproved signs will not be destroyed but shall be taken to the Student Affairs  office and held for 48 hours or two class days. The candidate or candidates whose signs are removed  shall be notified within 24 hours by the Election Committee Chairperson. The candidates shall be given  the option to either remove the sign or alter the sign to meet the approval of the Election Committee. 
  4. The Election Committee Chairperson shall maintain regularly scheduled office hours for at least one  hour per day during the hours of 8:00AM to 5:00 PM in an announced room during the campaigning  period. 
  5. All persons on the Election Committee, including the Chairperson, are subject to removal for cause,  from the Election Committee by the Dean of Student Affairs or designee. 
  6. The Election Committee member shall convene no later than two weeks prior to the first date of ballot  casting. 
  7. No Election Committee member, once approved by the Dean of Student Affairs, may be a candidate in  a general election while a member of the Committee. 
  8. If an Election Committee member becomes a candidate in any ASGC election, that person must resign  their Election Committee position. 
  9. No person or persons who are members of the Election Committee or who are officials of the election  shall publicly campaign for any candidate or candidates. 
SECTION C. CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY
  1. To become an eligible candidate for office, applicants must meet the minimum requirements to hold  office as stated in the ASGC Constitution and the California Education Code. 
  2. Applicants must complete and submit a candidate application to the office of Student Affairs by the time specified by the Dean of Student Affairs or designee. 
  3. The office of Student Affairs shall process all applications to verify the candidate has met the criteria to  run for office.
  4. Candidates for President shall have completed one (1) full semester at Grossmont College with a  minimum of six (6) units at Grossmont College, be seated on the Board before the third week of the  spring semester, and serve on the Board up to the time of elections to be eligible to run for office  unless such candidate for President are unavailable. 
  5. The maximum term of service to the ASGC by any board member/executive officer shall not exceed  three (3) terms (six semesters) of office on the ASGC board. Being sworn onto the Board at any time  during the semester, counts as one full semester of service. No person may serve in the same  executive position for more than 1 term (two semesters). If a person fills a vacant executive position  during a term, that service shall not count towards their one term of service for that executive  position.
SECTION D. CANDIDATE FOR STUDENT TRUSTEE
  1. The Student Trustee elections will be held according to the procedures adopted by the ASGC Election  Code. Student Trustees shall be elected by a plurality vote of those voting in a regular election of the  student body at each college. All members of the student body may vote.  
  2. Any candidate for Student Trustee to the Governing Board of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community  College District, shall be officially enrolled and attending classes during the semester of the election  and during the period in office, and meet minimum academic standards, including non-probationary  status as set by the college.  
  3. At the time of nomination and throughout the term of service, the student member (CCC resolution),  shall be enrolled in and maintain a minimum of five semester units in the District, and  shall maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 based on coursework completed within the  District. 
  4. Term of Service: The Board shall include two non-voting student member(s)--one from each college in  the District. The term of office shall be one year commencing June 1 of each year.  
  5. The student members shall be seated with the Board and shall be recognized as full members of the  Board at meetings. The student members are entitled to participate in discussion of issues and receive  all materials presented to members of the Board (except for closed session materials). The student  members may cast advisory votes, although the votes shall not be included in determining the votes  required to carry any measure before the Board. 
 SECTION E. ALL CANDIDATES 

 

  1. Students wishing their names to be placed on the ballot for any office must file a complete petition,  including a personal statement and any other required information, to the Student Affairs Office by the  posted deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  
  2. No person shall be a candidate for office if they do not meet the qualifications at the time they file  for office. 
  3. 3. No person shall be a candidate for office or hold office if they are also a faculty member, classified  member or administrator at Grossmont College. 
  4. Applicants must complete and submit a candidate application to the office of Student Affairs by the  time specified by the Dean of Student Affairs or designee. 
  5. All candidates will be required to be present at a special candidates meeting called by the Dean of  Student Affairs or designee. The meeting will serve as an explanation of the Election Code with a  questions and answer period. Those candidates not attending the meeting will be ineligible to run for  office. Any exceptions to the above must be cleared through the Dean of Student Affairs or designee.  
  6. All deadlines regarding eligibility, photos, statements or any deadlines set forth by ASGC, Student  Affairs or the Election Committee will be strictly enforced. If any deadline is not met by the candidate,  then eligibility will be revoked. It is the responsibility of the petitioner to understand the process and  deadlines thoroughly.
 SECTION F. PUBLICITY 

 

  1. There will be allowed one full week of campaigning preceding each election. 
  2. The Dean of Student Affairs shall distribute to each candidate and campus media a calendar including  the dates and times of all deadlines, campaigning periods, candidates meetings, election forums,  Election Committee meeting times, and balloting places.  
  3. The Dean of Student Affairs or designee, will provide candidate information to be screened on our  campus televisions. No single candidate campaign materials will be screened on campus televisions,  only what is provided by the Dean of Student Affairs or designee.  
  4. Candidates must follow Grossmont College posting guidelines available on the college’s website. 
  5. Campaigning which creates interference with classes or endangers person on campus is illegal. The  Dean of Student Affairs or designee, shall regulate all campaigning and determine whether or not a  candidate’s actions need to be brought to the attention of the Election Committee.  
  6. Painting or chalking of sidewalks and campus structures is forbidden. 
  7. Students may campaign in classrooms only with the expressed permission of the instructors.  
  8. No candidates’ shirts or badges, etc., may be worn in the ASGC office. Campaign literature is not to be  passed out or made available within the ASGC Offices.   
  9. Tampering with authorized campaign literature is prohibited and may result in the disqualification of  parties from the election.
 SECTION G. BALLOT 
  1. The Dean of Student Affairs or designee will prepare ballots with candidates’ names appearing in last  name alphabetical order, and shall exclude the use of titles including “Incumbent”.  
  2. Voting shall be conducted by electronic ballot.
 SECTION H. BALLOTING STATION(S) 
  1. The balloting station(s) shall be established by the Elections Committee and will be staffed only by  persons specifically selected and approved by the Elections Committee. 
  2. The Election Committee will determine the hours for the balloting station(s).  
  3. The balloting station(s) shall be an area no larger than twenty (20) square feet. 
  4. On the days of the election no campaigning shall be allowed within twenty-five (25) feet of the  designated balloting station(s). 
SECTION I. TABULATION  
  1. Tabulation of votes shall take place within 48 hours after the closing of the balloting station(s) on the  last day of elections. 
  2. The election ballots shall be tallied by a computer form of tabulation. The casting of ballots by those  not officially enrolled as Grossmont College students is prohibited.  
  3. Official notice of the tabulations shall be certified by the signatures of the Dean of Student Affairs and  the Election Committee Chairperson. Official notification shall be posted in the Student Affairs office,  the ASGC office and the Student Center by 10:00 AM on the first day of classes following the tabulation  of ballots and shall remain posted for five school days.  
  4. A person shall be elected if they receive a plurality of 2 or more bona fide votes cast for that office.  
  5. In the event of a tie election for an executive position, there shall be a runoff election, and such  election shall be held within two weeks of the official tabulations subject to the same rules and  regulations governing regular elections.
  6. In the event of a tie vote for a board position, the tie shall be  broken by a vote of the newly seated board at their first regular meeting.  
  7. Write-in candidates are required to accumulate 2 or more votes to be considered for any candidacy.  Eligibility for office will then be determined by the Student Affairs office prior to candidate’s  appointment to office.  
 SECTION J. PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION AND APPEAL PROCEDURES 
  1. Any complaint against a candidate must be filed with the Dean of Student Affairs prior to 12:00 noon on the day following the election. 
  2. Upon receiving any evidence of any infraction of the Election Code, allegedly committed by a candidate  or candidates, the Dean of Student Affairs shall call the accused and any complainants and witnesses  for a hearing within 24 hours (1 class days) of receiving the evidence. The accused shall be afforded  due process. If the situation can be rectified, or if the accused is found to be not guilty, the candidate  shall continue their campaign. If the candidate is found to be guilty and/or the situation cannot be  rectified, the Election Committee shall order the candidate to cease all campaigning. Continued  violations may eliminate a candidate from the election.  
  3. An election or the election of any ASGC officer may be appealed in writing to the Election Committee,  stating the reason for the appeal within 24 hours after the tabulations are first posted.  

UPDATED:  3/1/18 President S. Delacruz, Vice President: D.Powell, Vice President of Finance: A. Bianchi

UPDATED:  04/12/18 President S. Delacruz, Vice President: D.Powell, Vice President of Finance: A. Bianchi

UPDATED:  10/15/18 President A. Bianchi, Vice President: C.Espinoza, Vice President of Finance: M. Bojorquez

UPDATED:  02/14/19 President A. Bianchi, Vice President: C.Espinoza, Vice President of Finance: M. Bojorquez

UPDATED:  08/14/19 President A. Bianchi, Vice President: C.Espinoza, Vice President of Finance: M. Bojorquez

UPDATED:  08/29/19 President L.Rubio, Vice President: B.Valdez, Vice President of Finance: N.Nguyen

 

2021-2022 Candidates

CANDIDATES FOR 2021-2022 ASGC BOARD AND STUDENT TRUSTEE ELECTIONS

 


Grossmont Student Trustee Candidates
 

 

Benjamin Blevins

I am running for another term as Student Trustee. Serving as your Student Trustee now has been an honor to learn skills, connections, and experience. During my term I’ve fought for greater financial support for students, worked with the Academic Senate to find a solution to lockdown browsers, and much more. To learn more about what I’ve done and what I plan to do visit www.benjaminblevins.com. It’d be my honor and privilege to be your advocate for one final term as we return to campus. Please don’t hesitate to reach out @blevinsfortrustee on Instagram! Upwards and onwards, Griffins! (Words: 100)

 

ASGC PRESIDENT CANDIDATES 
 

 

Aundrea Kaiser

As a member of the ASGC board, and current Vice President of Finance, I have the experience, knowledge, and passion to help lead the student body through a virtual and in person environment. I will be a change maker and make an impact while tackling social issues and work towards equality for the greater good. I will speak up for my peers and be the liaison needed between students and administration. Furthermore, I have experience in the role of President as being my High school's 2-year Student body President. Be wiser and vote Aundrea Kaiser! (Words:95) 

 

ASGC EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES 
 

 

Briana Flores-Falcon

Being involved in associated students has always been a part of my life since I was a freshman in high school I always love the fact that I knew what was going on at my school and I could be a part of fixing or changing things for the better. When I was in high school I was vice president in my class for four years straight every year I won every year and yes that is a flex. I’m not saying this is the flex on my popularity I’m seeing as my class of 2020 knew that I had (Words:100)

 

ASGC VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE CANDIDATES
 

(NO CANDIDATES)

 

 

ASGC DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS ACTIVITIES CANDIDATES 
 

 

Briana Flores-Falcon

Being involved in associated students has always been a part of my life since I was a freshman in high school I always love the fact that I knew what was going on at my school and I could be a part of fixing or changing things for the better. When I was in high school I was vice president in my class for four years straight every year I won every year and yes that is a flex. I’m not saying this is the flex on my popularity I’m seeing as my class of 2020 knew that I had (Words:100)

 

ASGC DIRECTOR BOARD AFFAIRS CANDIDATES
 

 

Karla Moore

As a first year student at Grossmont College I found myself wanting to be involved in the school. I took it upon myself to sign up for ASGC not knowing what I would accomplish, as I gained experience through my time as a board member then moving up to a director position, I felt as though we as a collective were getting the students' voices out there. As for qualifications I have and will continue to be organized, resourceful, timely, and open to others voices being heard. Thank you for your consideration. (Words:92)

ASGC DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LEGISLATION CANDIDATES
 

 

Sara Laila

Having recently been appointed as Director of Student Legislation, I want to continue to represent the students and ASGC in parliamentary procedures and speak on their behalf for the betterment of their time at Grossmont College. Going into this upcoming term, I want to be able to take action upon and improve incoming future legislation that will have an impact on the students in order to maximize their experiences throughout the entirety of their community college career. (Words:77)

 

ASGC DIRECTOR OF PUBLICITY
 

 

Erika Lopez Pena

Choosing me is choosing the best support system for the students. I will hear the students, be the student’s voice, and represent the students that have faced or are facing challenges. I will give my best to better Grossmont College’s environment and student body for students to feel safe and included. (Words:51)

 

 

ASGC DIRECTOR OF WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT
(SEVERAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE)
(NO CANDIDATES)

 

ASGC GENERAL BOARD MEMBER CANDIDATES
(SEVERAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE)
(NO CANDIDATES) 

 

 

 

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF GROSSMONT COLLEGE 

 

For Questions please email: heriberto.vasquez@gcccd.edu