Jevon Cochran,  Rachel Horning, Victor Martinez and Stacy Suh are running for ASUC student advocate this year.

Student advocate candidates discuss office’s role on campus

Two candidates running for student advocate in the 2012 ASUC general election said the office could work to reach more students, while another candidate said he would change the responsibilities of the office dramatically if elected. Students will decide between independent candidate Stacy Suh, Defend Affirmative Action Party candidate Victor
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Former Student Action senate candidate says he plans to run as an independent

But the ASUC attorney general says Andrew Kooker will remain a Student Action candidate on the ballot

UC Berkeley freshman Andrew Kooker said in a statement on Friday that he still plans to run for ASUC Senate as an independent candidate, despite being dropped from the Student Action slate last Saturday. Student Action removed Kooker as one of the party’s senate candidates following controversy that arose over
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Student Action candidate dropped from Senate slate following controversial statements

Freshman Andrew Kooker criticized the Occupy protests and liberal arts majors in Facebook posts

Student Action announced that UC Berkeley freshman Andrew Kooker will no longer be running for ASUC Senate on the party’s slate in a statement released Saturday. Kooker posted a note on his Facebook page Thursday apologizing for controversial statements he made on the site last semester criticizing the Occupy movement and
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ASUC Senate passes bill supporting student supermajority district

The ASUC Senate voted Wednesday to support the creation of a student supermajority district in Berkeley, despite concerns that a student city council member might not be able to adequately represent all students. The bill endorsed the idea of altering the city charter to eliminate its current restrictions against a
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Candidates from all parties who will be running in the ASUC elections attended an informational meeting Tuesday evening.

New candidates revealed for 2012 ASUC election at Tuesday meeting

Presidential field broadened as three new candidates enter the race

Concerns about campaign spending surfaced while new independent and third-party candidates for executive positions were revealed Tuesday night at a mandatory meeting for all candidates running in the 2012 ASUC general election. The ASUC Elections Council held the meeting to give an overview of campaign rules. The meeting was the
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Defend Affirmative Action executive candidates Victor Martinez, Matt Williams, Alisha Johnson and Jeremy Palmer will run for student advocate, president, external affairs vice president and executive vice president, respectively.

Defend Affirmative Action Party announces ASUC executive candidates

The Defend Affirmative Action Party has announced its executive candidates for the 2012 ASUC general election. The party is running on a five-point platform, promising to work toward a reversal of fee hikes, double underrepresented minority student enrollment, campaign for the passage of a federal DREAM Act, stop British Petroleum-funded
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Class Pass renewal referendum moves forward despite contention

A referendum asking students to renew the Class Pass program will be placed on the upcoming 2012 ASUC general election ballot, but concerns over a lack of negotiation with AC Transit have prompted an ASUC senator to campaign against the referendum. When the ASUC Senate voted on the referendum for
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