Ponter/Kristobak Host “Chill Sesh” at Old Main

Evan Ponter and running-mate Ryan Kristobak held an informal — as they put it — “chill sesh” campaign meeting yesterday afternoon on the lawn of Old Main.

Surrounded by supporters, including the likes of the Penn State Boombox Guy and local musician Chewi (who recently wrote a song for their campaign), Ponter and Kristobak took in some sun, played guitar, and threw the frisbee around for a couple hours. It was a relaxed atmosphere with little policy discussion, but one that allowed supporters to interact with the candidates on a personal level.

It’s been clear from the start of the campaign that the pair is trying to paint themselves as the “candidates of the people” — as a different down-to-earth ticket that isn’t tied down by previous UPUA experience. Holding campaign meetings out in the open instead of in a dungy classroom sets them apart from the other candidates, and their desire to connect with people has been the focus of their campaign.

UPUA Election day is March 28. Ponter and Kristobak are running against Maggie Quinn and running-mate Gina Feghali, as well as Courtney Lennartz and running-mate Katelyn Mullen.

*Disclaimer: Evan Ponter and Ryan Kristobak are Onward State staff members.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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