Brianna Pang ’13 and Dan DeLong ’13 have dropped out of the race for ASSU Executive.
Pang has served as the chair of the Appropriations Committee for the 13th Undergraduate Senate this past year. DeLong served alongside her in the Senate.
“Brianna and I left the Executive race largely because we recognized that we would not be able to adequately carry out our commitments in the ASSU—especially after we considered our academic coursework, friendships, and the other priorities that I know we both share with other students at Stanford,” DeLong wrote in an email to The Daily. “And I am excited to continue to work with Brianna outside of the ASSU next year.”
With DeLong and Pang out of the race, Stewart MacGregor-Dennis ‘13, current VP, is the only candidate that has significant ASSU experience, though his running-mate, Druthi Ghanta ’14, has none.
Additionally, this news means zero of the 15 Undergraduate Senators will hold an elected official position within the ASSU next year.
Without the influential SOCC endorsement—given to Zimbroff-Wagstaff—it may have been difficult, although certainly not impossible, for Pang-DeLong to win.
Meanwhile, in Stewart MacGregor-Dennis’ campaign…
Our current ASSU VP and candidate for Exec appears to favor non-traditional campaign activities, doing this election his own way.
Transparency is a buzzword that is thrown around elections a lot. But SMD is the only candidate with a forty page life plan, including flowcharts, posted online for anyone to read. And boy, does he include everything. With descriptions of romantic strategies and peak states, I’m inclined to put a NSFW tag on this bad boy…
Want more transparency? Walk to class with SMD! “We are going to be live vlogging the entire campaign.”
Forty page life plan not enough? BOOM! FORTY-ONE page executive platform release.
And finally, there’s this, the 56-second, must-watch video of the campaign season so far.