About the Position: The Legislative Branch is made up of the following committees: Budget and Finance, Academic Affairs, Student Activities, and Student Advocacy. Senators have the power to create legislation for student government and regulate the budgets presented by organizations on campus. They also have the ability to approve requests to Associated Students made by UC Merced administration and promote the general welfare of the UC Merced student body.
Office Hours: Tuesdays from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM in the ASUCM Office.
Campaign Promises: Senator Gonzalez is a Management and Business Economics Major, as well as part of the Business Society, which will be used to assist in his role in the budget committee. As a recently elected senator, Salvador Gonzalez has various issues he would like to address during his newly elected term. One of which is providing a more efficient way to allocate funding, where he hopes to more evenly distribute funds through clubs, scholarships, equipment and/or activities for the students.
Another issue Senator Gonzalez would like to address is the connection between the students, ASUCM, and the Center for Career & Professional Development. He firmly believes that the Center for Career & Professional Development is an essential outlet for students to obtain internships and jobs. For students to optimize the use of this outlet, Senator Gonzalez would like to implement mandatory meetings once a semester with the Center for Career & Professional Development.
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