Current UPUA Presidential Ticket Endorsements
David Adewumi and Christian Ragland– this year’s candidates for president of the University Park Undergraduate Association– have been working hard over the past few weeks solidifying their platforms and reaching out to student leaders and organizations for endorsements.
With just about a week left until the election, both tickets have a handful of endorsements.
David Adewumi (Devin Weakland)
The first, and most public, of Adewumi’s endorsements was by more than a dozen members of the football team, including Evan Royster and Graham “Zuggets” Zug.
According to the Collegian, Adewumi became familiar with a few of the players this fall through Campus Crusade for Christ but met the majority of the players during his unsuccessful attempt to walk on to the football team this spring.
During a meeting last night, Adewumi was endorsed by the Schreyer Honors College Student Council. Adewumi’s running mate, Devin Weakland, is a current member of the council and missed last night’s presidential debate to be at the meeting.
Christian Ragland (Colleen Smith)
Ragland’s biggest endorsements are from the Greeks. Both the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council endorsed the Ragland-Smith ticket last week. Colleen Smith, Ragland’s running mate, is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and currently serves as the PHC’s Associate Vice President for Homecoming.
Ragland has also been endorsed by the Blue & White Society, College Republicans, the Multi-Cultural Greek Council, The LION 90.7fm, the Asian-Pacific American Council, the African Student Association, Valley Magazine, and the Student Minority Advisory and Recruitment Team (SMART).
When asked about the endorsement of Adewumi by members of the football team, Ragland told the Collegian:
“Any endorsements are equal players. There is no one better endorsement.”
Do you agree? Is there any organization or person you’re anxious to see endorse a candidate?