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VP For Student Affairs Damon Sims Supports BugPAC With $100 Donation

It’s not just students who support the BugPAC campaign to reclaim State College. Damon Sims, Penn State’s Vice President for Student Affairs, donated $100 to the political action committee, according to a public BugPAC donor list.

Spearheaded by former UPUA President Terry Ford and former GPSA President Kevin Horne (also an Onward State editor), BugPAC launched with a rally in the HUB last month. Since then, those supporting the campaign have been registering students to vote and helping them request absentee ballots for the primary election, which is held May 16 — after most students have already traveled home for the summer.

Donations like Sims’s are presumably used to fund the common goals of the BugPAC campaign, as individual candidates endorsed by BugPAC all said their individual campaigns aren’t funded by political action committees at Candidates Night last week in the State College Municipal Building. BugPAC has endorsed Michael Black for mayor and candidates Marina Cotarelo, Evan Myers, and Dan Murphy for Borough Council.

The organization says these candidates will be able to represent students interests in the State College Borough rather than favoring the opinions of long-term residents as many past council members have done. With this donation to the campaign, it’s safe to say Sims agrees.

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