I am extremely honored to have been selected Director of Internal Affairs for student government, and will accept the responsibilities that your trust has bestowed upon me.
While I unfortunately ended up running uncontested near the end of this election season, I want to take the time to thank my original opponent, Adam Lu, for his interest in getting involved within Associated Students at the beginning. It was once said that “half of life is about showing up.” I wish Adam all the best with his next decisions of getting further involved on campus.
To my parents and younger siblings: thank you so much for providing all the love and support that this household has to offer. And a special shoutout to my younger brother, whose endless amounts of sarcastic replies and humor never fail to make the family laugh while sharing dinner together.
To my current and former teachers: thank you for instilling your teachings that have helped to shape me into the person I am today. Thank you as well to the enormous sacrifices that you have made at times to influence the leaders of tomorrow.
To Hugo Vera, the Banking and Investment Association, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association: thank you for your never ending and unwavering support throughout these past few years. Your help throughout this campaign was a much welcomed relief from the days spent being a “one man show” last year.
And lastly, I would like to thank the Spartan community for their trust and welcoming attitude. This victory belongs to you.
You did not do this just to win an election. You did it because you understand that good progress needs to continually be made within student government. That the days of sufficient transparency are almost there. That the days of increased participation are just within our grasp.
Now I admit: the road towards further progress is going to be a long, grueling ride. There will be setbacks. There will be opposition.
But in the end, the San Jose State of tomorrow will be a much better campus than the one we entered into.
The time has arrived for us to do our job. The time has arrived for us to further cement our success. The time has arrived for us to keep making progress. Let’s get to work.