Arizona Daily Wildcat February 25, 1997
J.J. Rico, political science juniorPrevious ASUA experience: Undergraduate Senator,1996-1997; Senate aide, 1995-1996; ASUA/ULC Basketball League publicity chair, 1995-1996
Campus involvement: Chimes Junior Honorary, 1996-1997; MEChA,1994-1997; Juntos, 1995-1997; New Start Summer Senator, 1994-1995
Why are you running: As a Senator this year, Rico said he thinks there is still more that needs to be done. He has issues he started working on that he said can be accomplished next year to help the students and ASUA and decrease apathy.
What issues are you running on?
Rico said he would like to help lessen apathy because students who are more active are more likely to graduate and are more concerned students.
Another issue is to get the word out about clubs and organizations in order to get our students involved and get them more concerned.
He wants to equalize club funding by creating a review board to see what has being given out to each club in previous years.
He said he would like to hold workshops at the beginning of each semester to keep the level up and keep activities that encourage a wide variety of students to come into the organizations.
This year there was a change in sport club funding as a way to compensate for ASUA's decreased budget. How do you plan to compensate for the decrease in funds?
Rico said he would like to see if ASUA can get funding from a source outside ASUA because other areas cannot be cut to make money.