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Meet the candidates for ASWU president

Voting for ASWU president and senate opens Thursday, April 16 at 8 a.m. and closes Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. The Collegian has not edited the candidates’ bios.


Alanna Kelly

This candidate did not choose to submit a photo or bio.


Landry Ferguson


Hi, my name is Landry Ferguson and I am part of the class of 2021. I use they/them pronouns and am involved in many organizations on campus. I am the current President of both the Disability Advocacy Club and the all-gender service organization Delta Chi Beta. I am also a member of the fraternity Phi Delta Theta. I have been the President of the Disability Advocacy Club for two years and was the Vice President before that .As ASWU President, I would strive to ensure ASWU Senate is a place for accurate and fair representation for each respective class. To do this, I would like to bring an equity-centered lens to the position of President of ASWU as well as learn more from my fellow students about what struggles and hardships they may be going through. I have demonstrated leadership experience that I believe would be beneficial for this position and hope to be able to work cooperatively with the Executive, Judicial, Finance, and Senate branches to create a better ASWU. 


Ezra Gabbert


My name is Ezra Gabbert and I’m a rising senior here at Willamette. Raised in Eugene Oregon, I was homeschooled almost my entire life, and it was my dream to acquire a college education in Oregon, and Willamette just felt right. At Willamette I’ve been involved with multiple student organization and have held multiple leadership positions through such as being a Resident Advisor for the eastside dorms, having served as the president of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity as well as the Vice President of the Disability Advocacy Club, and even worked to grow the annual fund through my work at Bearcat Chat. I value hard-work, dedication, and integrity in myself and within others, I believe these values coupled with my aforementioned leadership experience has prepared me with the skills and demeanor necessary for the position of ASWU President. As ASWU President you can expect me to focus on growing lines of communication and understanding between ASWU and the student body, increasing transparency between the student body and administration, and garnering student involvement and pride throughout campus. I hope I can count on your support in the special election, and I can’t wait for fall 2020! 


Claire Mathews-Lingen


Claire Mathews-Lingen is a Sociology and Spanish double major and has served on ASWU as a senator since her first semester at Willamette. If elected president Claire would work to amplify efforts of environmental clubs on campus to build a Willamette climate action plan. Claire believes that student involvement through every step of decision making at Willamette is crucial in making out campus an equitable place for all, please join her in making our campus and community stronger and more resilient for all, vote Claire for ASWU President. 

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