Both CSUN executive board tickets will be debating in the Cohen Theater, in the Student Union at 4 p.m. as the election will begin at 9 a.m. on April 13.
The Starting Line and Unity ticket are facing off in a debate moderated by two student media groups, the Scarlet & Gray and University Speaks. The candidates will be given two minutes to answer questions given by student media.
This is an opportunity for students to see what their next student body representatives will do with a $1.6 million dollar budget coming from student tuition. Only 836 students voted in the primary election, representing less than 4% of roughly 25,000 undergraduate students on campus.
Running for Student Body President is Zach Billot with Starting line and Issac Hernandez with Unity. Both candidates have been included in meetings that current CSUN Student Body President Caren Yap has invited both candidates to ease the transfer of positions.
For vice president, Dyana Merlchor is the candidate for Unity, while Rey Ruiz is the candidate for Starting Line.
Only Nadia Harrara, the senate president candidate from Starting Line is expected to appear for the Senate President portion of the debate, but Unity’s Jesse Welsh is also running for the position.
The debate will be live streamed on YouTube at the UNLV Journalism & Media Studies page, and students can attend live in the Cohen Theater at 4 p.m. Candidates will be given two minutes to respond to questions from the moderators and will be given a rebuttal period.
Here is the link to the live stream of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gNzj5J61ow