Freshman convention and election scheduled for next week

Sept. 21, 2006, midnight | By Priyanka Gokhale | 14 years, 5 months ago

Aaron Klein, Jamie Raskin possible speakers

The freshman election convention for the class of 2010 SGA will be held on Sept. 27 – a half-day – in the auditorium during fourth and sixth periods from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Voting will take place on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. CAP students will vote during Photography, Magnet students will vote during Computer Science and all other freshmen will vote during Connections.

The freshman election convention is held annually to introduce freshmen to candidates for the freshman class SGA positions (Preident, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Senator). All candidates will have a chance to deliver speeches to the student body.

According to Amy Li, SGA Parliamentarian and organizer of the event, both Aaron Klein, former candidate for the District 20 State Delegate and Jamie Raskin, Democratic candidate for the District 20 State Senate, have expressed interest in attending and speaking to the class of 2010.

Klein, a 1994 Blair graduate and senior class President, spearheaded the "Better Blair Movement" to move Blair into its current building.

Li hopes that the presence of politicians will encourage freshmen to be involved in the election. "I know we haven't had many guest speakers come in recent years," she said. "But it's nice to have actual politicians come out and get Blazers more excited about voting."

The event will commence with a speech by SGA President Eric Hysen, followed by a short notice about voting procedures. Speeches by Klein and Raskin – should they choose to attend – will also precede the candidate speeches. Presidential and vice presidential candidates will speak for five minutes and three minutes, respectively, and all other candidates will speak for two minutes.

To find more information about the convention and the SGA, go to the SGA website at

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