The voting for 1L section representatives will begin Wednesday afternoon, but before you vote you may want to review the candidate statements submitted by the potential representatives for your section(any formatting glitches in the candidate statements are my fault, not theirs; this blog is rather odd sometimes). Feel free to get in touch with the candidates directly if you have any questions for them.
To start let me say that I’m proud to be a member of section one – it seems like there’s always more members from our section at the various group interest meetings, SBA events and service opportunities than from any other section and that’s awesome. It’s no surprise then that there are four of us in the running to be our SBA rep.
What makes me different? First, I’m a bit older and with age comes experience (and in this case that experience is actually useful.) From college to real life I’ve often served various groups as a representative to larger governing bodies. In other words, I’ve done very similar work before and would be glad to do it again for our section.
Second, I think I’m a pretty easy person to talk to and an attentive listener. I’ve already heard some of your ideas – specifically the addition of an ice machine and water fountain with cold water that fits water bottles. These are great ideas and the types of things I would happily lobby for on behalf of our section.
Lastly, I really try to be an efficient person and keep things moving. Believe me, in any sort of bureaucratic environment, being able to get to the point is a handy skill to have.
I believe I can serve our section effectively and I encourage you to come to me with any questions or further suggestions you might have.
Thanks for your time and hopefully your vote!
Hello, I’m Jayson Poole and I want to be your section representative. For those who have come to know me over the last few weeks, can tell you that I’m dependable and always there to help out. As section representative, I would use the best of my ability to convey our interests as a section to the rest of the law school. I have had personal experience in student government in both high school and college. I’ve served as the Senior Class President to Western Branch High School and as the Secretary of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Chapter of Christopher Newport University. As Senior Class President, I enjoyed setting up event that our high school would enjoy and would bring the same enthusiasm as your section representative. Similarly as Secretary of the Phi Alpha Delta Chapter, I worked tirelessly to inform the fraternity members of the events and was heavily involved with the planning of events. I would always be open to your suggestions and needs as your section representative. So be cool and vote Poole.
Hey everyone, I’m Sarah Rose and I’d like to represent you to the SBA board this year. My role as the representative would be to provide communication between the SBA and Section 1. I am here for you; any ideas, concerns, question, comments, feelings, etc. that you may have that you’d like to have addressed by the SBA, I’m your girl! At The College of William and Mary, I was involved in many campus organizations and held various officer positions including secretary and president. Additionally, I was social chair for my sorority. What does this mean for you? I have lots experience communicating back and forth between my peers and elected officials and would love to hear what you have to say! And, as I make full use of my carrel, and it is conveniently located on the first floor, I’m very accessible. Furthermore, I’ve been very involved in planning social events before and would love to have some more (baseball games? Mixers between us and other graduate schools? Happy hours?) If you have any further questions, feel free to ask me in person or shoot me an email. As your representative, I would proudly represent your ideas and opinions to the SBA, so please, vote for me!
After meeting everyone in Section One, I can honestly say that it would be an honor to represent such an amazing group of people. It’s easy to see why I would want to be your representative for SBA, but why should you want me to represent you? During my undergraduate years at the University of Florida, I held several leadership positions that have prepared me for this role. I have experience with managing people, working hard, communicating and budgeting. (The specifics of some of the most significant positions are outlined below.) My favorite aspect of any leadership role I have ever held is problem solving.
In fact, problem solving is the reason I decided to go to law school. As your Representative, I would take your ideas and problems to the SBA, come up with ways of improving them and put them into action. Putting my creative problem solving skills to use as the Section One Representative would put me right in my element, and you would see me at my best.
Additionally, I have a passion for people and their success. Nothing makes me happier than seeing those around me realize their own goals. If elected to this position, your ideas and goals will be my first priority. Help me help you by voting for me for Section One 1L Representative.
Dance Marathon at UF, The most successful student-run philanthropy in the Southeastern U.S.
Entertainment Overall Chair (04/11 – 04/12)
• Oversee 12 Entertainment Captains.
• Schedule all talent for the 26.2-hour event
• Work with Dance Marathon Overall Team and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Shands Hospital for Children
• Raised $886,726 donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
University of Florida National Panhellenic Council – Membership Vice President
• Plan and execute Panhellenic Recruitment in Spring and Fall for 1,200 potential new members
• Act as liaison between the 16 chapter recruitment chairs, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs and the Panhellenic Executive Board.
• Oversee and manage 14 members of Recruitment Executive Board
• Plan and lead a semester-long two-credit Panhellenic Counselor class for 95 student leaders
• Oversee $110,000 budget
Reitz Union Board of Managers, The managing board of UF’s student union Finance Committee Chair
• Oversee financial policies, operating budgets and facility use rates, and allocate student organization office, cubicle, and storage space.
• Oversee $8 million budget.
• Manage two other board members and coordinate biweekly committee meetings to review the financial aspects of the Union.
Chi Omega Sorority, Campus Activities Committee Chair
• Ensure that women of Chi Omega are active, contributing members of our university.
O’Connell Center Student Advisory Board, Facilities Committee Chair
• Review and make recommendations on requests to alter the O’Connell Center, such as space allocations, the addition of furnishings, equipment, and construction projects.
Hey Section 2! My name is Emma Buck and I would love to be your Student Bar Association Representative. The SBA’s role is to make our three years here as enjoyable as possible. This includes planning social events and promoting student organizations. With all of the work we do, it is so important to be able to unwind and get to know each other outside of the library. As your student representative, I would be receptive and positive towards all of your suggestions. If you have any questions, please come talk to me whenever (I’m easy to find, just spot the red hair). Thank you for voting!
Hey everyone! My name is Dimitri Karles, and I am running for Section 2 representative to the SBA. I think we can all agree that these first five weeks have been a whirlwind, and as section representative, I would like to help make sure that the rest of the semester passes smoothly for all of Section 2.
I graduated from VCU in May with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Chemistry. As an undergraduate, I volunteered in the Emergency Radiology Department at MCV and at CrossOver Ministry, a health clinic that treats patients who would otherwise be unable to afford health care. Because I volunteered during the school year, I developed the ability to balance my school and extracurricular responsibilities; if elected, you can be sure that I will make time to respond to any emails or questions you have. I also served as the secretary for the VCU Chapter of SWE; as secretary, I was responsible for organizing meetings and keeping the other officers on track. I will use this experience to make sure that any concerns or questions you have will be voiced to the larger SBA body.
I am usually on campus Monday through Friday, so you are welcome to come by my carrel (331 on the second floor) if you have any questions. If I’m not there, feel free to leave me a note, or email me at email@example.com.
Hey there, Section 3! I’m Mayme and I’d love the opportunity to be our section’s representative to the SBA. I have truly enjoyed getting to know our section thus far. Let’s be honest, we’re awesome! As your SBA rep, you can count on me to make sure we have the most support, the most success, and the most fun. I’ll make sure we have all the info we need and I’ll always speak up on our behalf. It would be an honor and a pleasure to serve you. Thanks!
For those of you that don’t know me, I’m Shaun Freiman and I’m asking for your vote to be our section’s Student Bar Association (SBA) representative. The SBA is responsible for putting on school events such as the Fall Down Under at the Tobacco Company, sponsoring student groups and organizations, and interfacing with the school and community on our behalf.
As a two term undergrad Student Senator I represented the students in my major before the school administration and assisted in the organization and planning of social and philanthropic events for my college. As a staffer for both the US Senate and the Executive Branch, I was regularly required to successfully advocate for the organizations that I represented to third parties. I recognize that two way communication is an essential part of good representation. It is my goal to be an open channel of communication between Section Three and the SBA. As your representative I plan to both keep you informed of opportunities to participate in SBA events and activities and encourage you to bring your suggestions to me so that I can share them with the SBA.
The skills and experience that I have developed over a six year career in public service as well as those gained as an undergraduate Student Senator are directly applicable to the position of SBA representative. With your support, I will put these qualities to work to ensure that the interests of Section Three are known to the SBA. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to stop me for a chat on campus, leave a note at my carrel T417, or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m Shaun Freiman and I approve this message.
Hi Section 3! I love to be involved in the happenings around T.C. Williams and want YOU to be involved as well. Law school is more than just an academic endeavor; it is three years of your life – enjoy it! As our section’s representative I will work toward making law school a well-balanced experience for everyone. I will make sure our section is aware of all the opportunities available to students and will always be receptive to suggestions. Thanks for voting!