Vice President: Peter “Alex” Benestelli

Alex Benestelli
Alex Benestelli

Year: Junior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Major(s): Sacred music
Clubs/Organizations: Student Senate
What issue(s) is/are most important to you in this election? Why? Candidacy for vice president should not be about individual interests but helping to facilitate the fair exchange of ideas. During my two years as a student senator, I have fought hard for the many issues that I believe in: Westminster’s unique identity and traditions, the use of the Student Activities Fee for educational purposes and permanent improvement projects, and instituting a fall break. Some people opposed this legislation as vigorously as I supported it. Believe it or not, I have a great deal of respect for students who disagree with my own views; I believe that it is through discussion and debate that the legislative process works. As vice president, I intend to facilitate that debate as chair of the Student Senate in a way that is clearly organized and respectful.
If you win, how do you plan to address the issue(s) you feel are important?
Through open and honest communication. Clarity is something that must be a priority. As the representative of the Legislative Branch of the SGA to the  university community, I plan to bring forward all bills and resolutions to administrators who regularly meet with the Executive Board.

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