Live tweets from the ASWSU presidential debateThe ASWSU presidential candidates debated March 1. This is a transcipt of the tweets from the event made up of brief paraphrases of what the candidates and their running mates said.
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- Cable 8 begins the debate by introducing the candidates Kyle Erdman, Joey Pacific and Luis Cuevas
- Skaug: It's dishonest to say ASWSU is an insider's club (a reference to Pacific's description of ASWSU)
- Skaug said, they (he and Erdman) will be advocate in keeping WSU world class by combating the budget cuts
- Pacific: Wants to rework the advising system that has put students at a disadvantage and forced some to stay a fifth year
- Cuevas: We want to prepare students for something outside this experience at college
- Erdman: the other candidates talk about coming up with ideas, but he and Skaug have already come up with those
- Hege: (Pacific's) ticket wants to focus on advocacy, but find revamping the advising system to be extremely important
- Cuevas: To say advising is most important is irresponsible
- Cuevas: higher education is extremely important
- Jahn: a shortfall of the current ASWSU admin is transparency and the difficulty to access information
- Erdman: something (the) current administration can build on is ASWSU's relationship with legislators
- Skaug: He disagrees with Jahn and said ASWSU is transparent
- Skaug: the current administration has done a good job and "anyone who says otherwise does not understand ASWSU"
- Skaug: he does not feel Pacific's goal of having his staff reconfirmed at the end of a semester is necessary
- Pacific: Trying to stifle a student voice is not acceptable
- Cuevas: We want to encourage our senators and executive staff to leave the office and spend more time with students
- Erdman: "We really want to focus on being transparent from day one"
- Skaug: (his ticket) will continue (using) the WAZZU Wednesday videos to get information out
- Skaug: Townhalls aren't going to be successful. He cited the current debate and the lack of student turn out as evidence
Pacific: Townhalls and forums could be successful with good marketing
- Jahn: Not every student wants to be a part of ASWSU, that's why (ASWSU members) should reach out to them by leaving the office
- Skaug: "Students need to be able to contact us every day," that's why (Skaug and Erdman) want to have the open door policy
- Skaug: lobbying is our #1 priority
Skaug: "we will continue to build on the lobbying efforts, but there are areas where we see room for improvement"
- Pacific: (He and Hege) want to continue lobbying for higher education funding, but what they really want to do is push for a second student regent
- Jahn: (He and Cuevas) want to continue having Coug Day, but also want to educate students in Pullman and spend more time with legislators in Olympia
- Skaug: a second student regent would be a waste of time and money
- Skaug: We need to focus on tuition not regents
- Pacific: (He and Hege) plan to confirm their staff once a semester and make sure ASWSU isn't an insider's club
- Skaug: you don't motivate people by telling them they might not have their job next semester
- Hege: they want to focus on advocacy taking on projects that represent all students
Skaug: nobody at this table has a monopoly on advocacy
- Skaug: You shouldn't tear down something you intend to lead
- The debate is over. For the full article, check out The DE tomorrow. The date to vote for the candidates is March 6 and 7.