Volume 95, Issue 65

Tuesday, January 29, 2002
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Tory boy makes bid for USC glory

By Erin Conway-Smith
Gazette Staff

A fourth potential University Students' Council president has announced his intention to run in the upcoming elections yesterday.

Mike Liebrock, a third-year political science student, said he thinks he can bring a different perspective to the role of USC president, coming to the position as a relative outsider.

"We need some fresh blood on the USC," he said. "I love this school. I think there's a need for new ideas."

Liebrock is currently a member of the Progressive Conservative Club and holds two USC positions – governmental affairs commissioner and vice-chair of the external affairs committee.

His current positions involve lobbying outside groups on behalf of the USC, he said.

Liebrock said he is not concerned about the competition as it currently stands. Three students – Chris Sinal, Dan Tolhurst and Kyle Winston – have already declared their intention to run for USC president.

"I know that I can do the best job of all candidates out there. I'm responsible, accountable and have real ideas for council," he said.

He said he has been preparing with his team and is looking forward to the campaign period.

"We have a good group of people, a really strong team – great ideas, big ideas for this campus.

"Once I get out there and start meeting people and engaging the student body, it'll be exciting," he said.

Liebrock's campaign manger said he has been busy getting ready for the campaign period and is looking forward to the elections.

"Mike's had a lot of ideas that he's developed since he's been at Western – we're developing a pretty comprehensive plan," said Dave Forestell, a third-year political science student.

Potential candidates have until 4 p.m. on Thursday to hand in their nomination forms, said Tim Shortill, USC communications officer.

Campaigning officially begins Feb. 4 and will run for two weeks, he said.

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