Getting his name out there is also important to civil engineering freshman Matthew Sanders, who is running for ASI Board of Directors for the College of Engineering. He said he’s working on a flyer for his campaign, which he wants to be “professional and fun.”
“You definitely can’t get to everybody, so what you try to do is get to the most people as possible by pretty much just having your name out there and having people see it,” Sanders said. “I don’t think there’s debates for Board of Directors, so really all it is just representation of yourself.”
Social media is an important campaign strategy for College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) Board of Directors candidate and fruit science junior Rosebud Brumley — she said it’s “the best way to go about things” in campaigning for ASI because Cal Poly is “so big.”
And having personal contact with potential voters is a large part of her campaign, Brumley said — such as reaching out to greek life, clubs and organizations.
“Even though you could be talking to more than just the College of Agriculture, be representing yourself in front of everybody, not just your college,” Brumley said.
For some ASI candidates, this isn’t their first election.
ASI Board of Directors vice chair and agricultural sciences senior Kaitlin Harr is running for re-election to the CAFES Board of Directors, and said there’s more pressure this year because she knows what the experience is like and “can’t imagine” not being part of the Board of Directors next year. She said she is stepping things up with her campaign this year.
Harr is trying to get her name out there and has emailed as many clubs in the college as she can and is trying to interact with as many students as possible. Using Facebook groups and putting up fliers and posters help people recognize your name, she said. And following up with people to get them to vote is also one of Harr’s campaign strategies.