SGA Voter's Guide: Russell Born
• United Students Party
• Political Science Major
• Senator at Large
• Running Mate: Caray Oldham, Broadcast Journalism Major
Although he was defeated by a few votes when he ran to become a Student Government Association senator last year, current SGA President Tyler DeWitt appointed Russell Born shortly after the beginning of this school year.
He ran under DeWitt's United Students Party that won 22 of 37 elected positions in the 2011 election. Now he said he wants to capitalize on his party's past success as well as his own. Born said he is running to improve a campus that is already on the right track.
"I am confident in both my track record and the mission of the party," he said. "The mission of the United Students Party is simple - to unite the student body at The University of Memphis by working to create an environment which fosters and promotes a sense of belonging and pride, while improving the overall college experience."
Born said he is running for president so that he can motivate others to be more actively involved on campus.
"I've noticed we have untapped potential, and with the right motivation, we can hopefully see more legislation passed. If elected SGA President, I not only want the SGA to reach its full potential, but for The University to reach its full potential as well," Born said.
The issues of tuition costs, building campus tradition with athletics and campus security and parking have been Born's primary focuses as an SGA senator.
"The University of Memphis has to be on the same scale as the preeminent universities in our region and country, and finding answers to these issues will help us achieve this goal. I'm the candidate who has dealt with these issues the most, and put the effort into finding and implementing solutions."
The senate passed Born's bill last semester that calls for new card readers to be installed in the sorority houses to increase security. The new security measures are set to be implemented this summer, Born said.
Compared to his opponents, Born said he cares about the bigger issues.
"I have the vision and drive to solve these problems and a record to reflect that while my opponents do not," Born said. "With all due respect to my opponents, there has been a concern with issues that are not as pressing to the University."
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More The Daily Helmsman News Articles
Recent The Daily Helmsman News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR THE DAILY HELMSMAN NEWS
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST THE DAILY HELMSMAN NEWS
RECENT THE DAILY HELMSMAN CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- When It Comes to Winter Roof Checkups, the Attic Is Your...
- Is It Time to Sell Your Structured Settlement for Cash?
- Pest Proof Now to Protect Homes for Winter
- 3 Fishermen Rescued at Sea Thanks to GPS Device
- Mes de la Hispanidad inspira liderazgo, empoderamiento,...
- Majority of Moms and Moms-to-Be Believe in Public...
- Wineries Speak Up About the Benefits of Using Natural Cork
- Taking a Holistic Approach to Fit Living
- Wondering if it's Time to Buy a New Car? Just Check Your...
- Smartphone to Become Wallet -- Are Customers, Businesses...
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- Over 2,000 Groups Prepare to “Hit the Streets” with Volunteers and Celebrities for National Voter Registration Day on September 23, 2014
- Peace Corps Director Calls on College Students to Make a Difference After Graduation Through International Service
- USA NETWORK AND VERIZON LAUNCH THE “CHARACTERS UNITE COLLEGE TOUR” COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS TO BRING A USA NETWORK CELEBRITY AND A WORTHY CAUSE TO THEIR CAMPUS
- WHEN GEORGIA SMILED: THE ROBIN MCGRAW REVELATION FOUNDATION TEAMS WITH PIVOT AND STUDENTS OF THE WORLD TO LAUNCH THE #iASPIRE GRANT CONTEST
- Latino Groups Launch National Campaign to Deliver Record Latino Turnout for 2014 Midterm Elections