Meet the 2019-20 SGA executive slate, Elevate

<p>(Left to Right) Elevate's Cassidy Mattingly, secretarial candidate, Cameron DeBlasio, vice presidential candidate, Aiden Medellin, presidential candidate, and David Sinclair, treasurer candidate stand before the All-Slate Debate Feb. 18, 2019 in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center ballroom. <strong>Scott Fleener, DN&nbsp;</strong></p>

(Left to Right) Elevate's Cassidy Mattingly, secretarial candidate, Cameron DeBlasio, vice presidential candidate, Aiden Medellin, presidential candidate, and David Sinclair, treasurer candidate stand before the All-Slate Debate Feb. 18, 2019 in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center ballroom. Scott Fleener, DN 

After winning Ball State's 2019 Student Government Association (SGA) election on March 19, Elevate will be inaugurated as the SGA executive slate for the 2019-20 academic year 3:15 p.m. April 17 in Cardinal Hall B at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center.

RELATED: Elevate wins Ball State's 2019 SGA election

Here's a brief introduction of the four officers that make up Elevate:

President: Aiden Medellin

Year and Major: Junior political science major
SGA Affiliation: Organizational senator for ROTC
Organizations: Phi Kappa Psi, Ball State ROTC, vice president of internal affairs on the Interfraternity Council
Hobbies: Part of the Pre-Law Interest Group, playing the piano, singing and spending time with friends.
What would you like to accomplish in SGA: Hopes to first complete the Blue Loop platform point, then discuss the other points with the slate.
What are your personal ambitions with SGA: Expand SGA across the student body.
Why are you best suited for this position?:  Built a large communication network with the current SGA president and workplace experience.
What does it mean to be a part of Elevate?: It means to be a part of a team that wants real change.


Vice president: Cameron DeBlasio

Year and Major: Junior journalism and political science dual major
SGA Affiliation: Senator at-large
Organizations: Honors fellow in Honors College, president of the Pre-Law Interest Group, public address announcer for Ball State Athletics
Hobbies: Piano, watching sports and traveling.
What would you like to accomplish in SGA?: Wants to work on their platform points immediately.
What are your personal ambitions with SGA?: To create connections with senators and understand exactly how the senate is run.
Why are you best suited for this position?: Served as assistant news director in NewsLink Indiana and served as a fellow within the Honors College.
What does it mean to be a part of Elevate?: It meant a lot to see how many people chose to support him as the vice president and to see how many people have supported the slate during the campaign.


Secretary: Cassidy Mattingly

Year and Major: Sophomore elementary education major
SGA Affiliation: Deputy Chief of Staff, former senator
Organizations: Delight Ministries, Hall Council and Residence Hall Associations
Hobbies: Arts and crafts, baking, cooking and nannying.
What do you hope to accomplish in SGA?: Wants to accomplish all of the platform points presented, even those outside of the Elevate slate.
What are your personal ambitions with SGA?: Wants to provide actions that need to be taken to help students.
Why are you the best suited for the position?: Experience working with the executive board and working closely with the current president.
What does it mean to be a part of Elevate?: It means to work for inclusivity and for the people. 


Treasurer: David Sinclair

Year and Major: Junior finance major
SGA Affiliation: None
Organizations:  Ball State ROTC
Hobbies: Basketball and video games
What do you hope to accomplish in SGA?: Keep the senators updated on the budget and help guide the slate on how to spend money.
What are your personal ambitions with SGA?: Doing everything right the first time and to learn from SGA.
Why are you the best suited for the position?: Doing well in academics and budgeting the ROTC account.
What does it mean to be a part of Elevate?: It means to be a part of a winning team.


Contact Charles Melton with comments at
cwmelton@bsu.edu or on Twitter @Cmelton144. Contact Andrew Harp with comments at adharp@bsu.edu or on Twitter @adharp24.

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