SGA elections start this month at BC

Elizabeth Castillo, Editor in Chief

Bakersfield College Student Government Association will host candidate debates until April 9. General elections for SGA open April 13 and close on April 16 at 4 p.m.

According to Miles Post, an SGA senator organizing elections, the interest for being involved with SGA is growing.

“Last year, there were three presidential candidates, and this year there are more,” he said.

There are six nominees running for SGA president for the 2015-2016 term. Last year only one candidate ran for the vice president position, but this year there are two candidates. Nine students are running for senator positions and all candidates must be involved in the debates.

The SGA held senator debates on April 6 and 7 in the Fireside Room. The debates for presidential and vice presidential candidates will be held on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room. Post said that at the debates, students can discuss platforms with the candidates. For those hoping to find more information on the candidates, their email addresses are available on the BC website along with their letter of intent and resume.

Students can vote for new SGA members online at InsideBC, but there will also be a physical voting location on campus still to be announced. At 6 p.m. on April 16, there will be a reception announcing the new SGA members in the Fireside Room.

For more information on SGA candidates and the voting process, visit