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By Kristina Lundblad
Two more University Students' Council presidential hopefuls publicly announced their intentions of running in the upcoming election yesterday.
|Kyle Winston, a fourth-year political science student and member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, said he is running for USC president and hopes students will get to know him as a person and understand his commitment.
Winston has been a member of several clubs, is involved with the Progressive Conservative party and helped form the DEX business club that runs out of the Richard Ivey School of Business.
"I'm expecting flack for my lack of full USC involvement and being Greek," Winston said, but added he will counter such criticism by articulating the USC research he has done through his platform.
Winston also said he has worked towards rebuilding and restructuring the relationship between the fraternity community and the USC through his role as treasurer for the Interfraternity Council.
Dan Tolhurst, a first-year honours and business administration student and Saugeen-Maitland Hall Soph also announced his candidacy Tuesday.
Tolhurst is currently the speaker of the Saugeen-Maitland Hall Residents' Council and has held previous positions as floor representative and formal commissioner, but said he has not gone to as many USC meetings as he would have liked.
Tolhurst said he is looking at this election as an opportunity to "give back to my school."
"Campus as a whole doesn't know me yet, but I think they'll like what they hear," he said.
|Health sciences councillor Jon Richardson said he understood how some current USC councillors would feel apprehensive about a presidential candidate not previously holding a councillor or commissioner position.
"But, if that person is the best candidate with the best campaign more power to them," he added.
Social science councillor Paul Yeoman said Huron University College USC councillor Chris Sinal, who announced his candidacy last week, has an obvious advantage because of his hands-on experience with the USC, senate and Western administration.
If either Tolhurst or Winston was elected, Yeoman said the winner would have a lot to prove to Council.
"If you don't prove yourself, council will eat you alive," he said. "They'll railroad you on everything."