Student Senate Statement: Dugan, Eckman

Hey Guys,

First of all, I’d like to express my appreciation for all of you and your participation in the Monday election-without you guys, Jack and I would no longer be in this race. Moreover, I would like to commend Connor and Mark for their campaign; I doubt anyone in the Ignatius community could possibly question their work ethic. Finally, a quick shout-out to Pat and Danny on advancing; I wish you guys the best of luck this Wednesday.

During the campaign, I’ve noticed that many students, underclassmen especially, don’t know much about the candidates personally. Without further explanation of our personalities and roles at Ignatius, it would be easy to simply check the box of the incumbents, my opponents, this Wednesday. However, I challenge you to get to know the candidates before casting your vote.

Just to share a little about me: I, Kellen Dugan, am a three-year veteran of Student Senate am the Chair of the Senate’s Faculty Relations Committee. I am the President of this year’s outstanding Model United Nations Team. I also write for The Eye, and I am a regular Arrupe volunteer. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in public policy.

To share a little about Jack, my VP candidate: Jack is the Assistant Managing editor for The Eye and a Captain on the Volleyball team. Jack is a one-year veteran of Student Senate, and he is an avid Arrupe volunteer, including Cat Pack and Homework Club. As most of you know, over the past year, he raised over $11,000 for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America and plans to raise even more in the near future.

Now that you know more about us, here is why you should vote Dugan-Eckman on Wednesday:

If elected, Jack and I would try to exemplify the definition of Servant-Leaders. Notice the word “servant” comes first; our first responsibility and primary priority in office would be to serve YOU at all times. Rather than accumulating and exercising the power of the jobs with individual decision-making, we plan to share the power of the jobs by incorporating your opinion into the decisions that are made at school. Servant leaders put the needs of others before themselves and strive to help people perform in the best way possible. We would love nothing more than to see our school succeed and flourish together with the help of every student that comprises it.

When you go to the polls on Wednesday, think twice before simply going with the flow. Vote for who you think will work hardest for you─ each and every one of you─ every day for the next year.

Thanks Guys,

Kellen Dugan