LMCAS elects new officers

The student government has new elects fill positions for the fall semester.


Graphic from Student Life page on the LMC website.

Mohammad Najimi, Staff Writer

The Los Medanos College Associated Students board conducted elections for officer positions within the college’s student government on May 3 to May 5 and results were finalized and announced May 13.

Director of Student Life Teresea Archaga described the process for students to be placed on the ballot to run for office and how the candidates are elected.

“Officer candidates are nominated by current LMCAS board members primarily and then voted on by the entire student body during elections,” she said.

Five positions were open in the election, and three candidates ran unopposed. Jeffrey Bui sought the office of LMCAS president, Oswaldo Zanella ran for treasurer and Marian Martinez hoped to become commissioner of campus events. Since they ran unopposed, they were elected to their positions of choice.

No one was on the ballot for the office of vice president.

For the position of Commissioner of Marketing and Outreach, Jacob Boyle takes the seat.

With the results being released on May 13, the elected officers will take office on June 1st of 2022. 

The responsibilities and duties of each position are posted on page 6 of the LMCAS bylaws, which can be found on the LMC website. 

Terms of office are for the full 2022-2023 academic year. After the term is up, another election will occur at the end of spring 2023 for students to have another chance at becoming an LMCAS officer. 

The LMCAS meets every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Due to graduations and transfers, there are open senate seats for the fall semester. If you are interested in participating in student government next year, consider applying to become a senator in the fall. If you’re just interested in knowing what the board is doing or voicing your opinion on campus topics, meetings are also open to the public.

“LMCAS uses activity and representative fees that the student body pays to create budgets that support such initiatives such as Library Textbook Reserves, Bookstore Loan Program, LMC Marketplace, campus events and activities and more,” said Archaga.