ASMSU president announces re-election bid for 2017-18
In a Facebook post on Monday, the Associated Students of Michigan State University, or ASMSU, President Lorenzo Santavicca announced he will be running for re-election as president.
He wrote he feels there is a need for continuity in student government leadership and he feels he can bring that. Santavicca expressed his gratitude for the team he has worked with during this past year.
"This year has brought many learning experiences that could not be summed in a Facebook post," Santavicca said in the Facebook post. "What I can say is that I have found how important it is to have a team of incredibly supportive individuals for the greater good of the student body, regardless of the politics at hand."
Adding onto this, Santavicca further explained his reasons for deciding to run for re-election.
“I think right now we’re facing a number of issues on our campus related to sexual assault allegations from staff and faculty and of course between students on campus," Santavicca said. "We have a real opportunity right now to continue holding our university accountable.”
It is uncommon for an ASMSU president to run for re-election after their first term, as the most recent occurrence was in 2013 when then-ASMSU president Evan Martinak was elected for a second term, according to a 2013 State News Article. Martinak resigned after the 2013 fall semester.
It is unknown at this time whether or not Santavicca will run opposed in the election.
Stay with the State News for updates on the ASMSU Spring Elections.