The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, May 01, 1985, Image 1

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Hilts, Watterberg win elections
Constitution gets changes via voters
By Shelley Ball
Of The Print
Clackamas Community
College’s Associated Student
Government (ASG) elections
culminated with an over­
whelming majority of votes to
adopt revisions in the student
constitution, while presiden­
tial contender Daniel Hilts and
vice-presidential candidate
Shawn Watterberg emerged
victorious by closer margins.
Out of 262 ballots cast,
Hilts received 97 votes to Dar­
win Dale Keller’s 80, Eric
Laitinen’s 65 and Kevin Duf­
fy’s 5 to win the office of ASG
president. Hilts’ teammate
Watterberg also received 97
Shawn Watterberg (left) and president-elect Daniel Hilts
demonstrate teammate principle that aided them in campaigning
for offices of president and vice president. photQ by Jejf Meek
votes to win the office of ASG
vice president. He beat con­
tenders Rhonda Nordstrom,
who had 81 votes, and Henry
Palacios with 64 votes.
As for the constitution
changes, section III received
212 yes votes to 29 no votes
and section V received 217 yes
to 23 no. The adoption of
these changes mean that ASG
members (senators excluded)
will be required to maintain a
term GPA of 2.5 instead of the
previous cumulative of 2.0
ASG members will also be
expected to carry a minimum
of eight credit hours, two
credits more from the previous
minimum of six hours, and
clearer guidelines now exist in
the constitution concerning
the selection of officers should
the presidential and vice-
presidential positions be
There were also several
write-in candidates for the of­
fices of president and vice
president. There were five
write-ins who collectively ob­
tained 15 votes for president,
while eight write-ins received
eight votes for vice president.
Two of the vice-presidential
names included The Thinking
People and Bill The Cat.
Both Hilts and Watterberg
said they were pleased with
winning the elections and
thank all those who supported
them, either by voting or help­
ing with their campaigning.
The two joined forces by en­
dorsing each other for office,
a move Watterberg said helped As of press time the two will
be working on appointing the
them to get into office.
He added that being second- three positions that round out
year students at the College the executive cabinet of the
also helped them in their cam­ ASG. The deadline for ap­
plications for the positions of
administrative assistant, ac­
tivities director and assistant
to the president will be on
Monday, May 6 at noon.
the appointments
“We did see that Following
the entire cabinet will travel to
there was a need for the coast at Rockaway in order
changes to be made. ” to organize their goals for the
coming year.
In running for office, Wat­
terberg said Hilts and he
wanted to give students a
choice, because at the time
they deicded to run there were
two candidates running unop­
Hilts added, however, that
the two of them also decided
to run because, “We did see
that there was a need for
changes to be made,” and
that, “If we win we’re going to
take it very seriously.”
Campaign strategy for the
team included distributing
fliers and posters, making
ASG-scheduled speeches and
talking with students. In
regards to the current ASG
members, Watterberg said
“We didn’t want to discredit
(anyone), just sell ourselves.”
Hilts and Watterberg will be
officially sworn in next week.
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Two major areas Hilts and
Watterberg will be working on
include improving com­
munication between students
and ASG, and having a greater
involvement in political issues.
Hilts explained he would like
to instill in students the feeling
they can come and talk to
either him, Watterberg or
anyone in ASG. “Studnet
apathy certainly shouldn’t be
in ASG,” Watterberg added.
As a way to combat student
apathy, Hilts said he would
like to have ready by next fall
student surveys to hand out to
College freshman, as a way to
bridge the gap between them
and the ASG. He also men­
tioned the formation of a
political awareness committee
in order to help educate
students on political issues.
Above all, Hilts said he and
Watterberg plan to be open
for any suggestions. “We’re
flexible,” he said.
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