College Republicans running for cabinet seats

Three members of the Stevenson University College Republicans are running for positions in the Maryland Federation of College Republicans. The election will take place at a convention that the federation will soon host.

The president of Stevenson’s club, Matt Resnick, and the vice president, Rachel Davies, are seeking different positions within the “Your Voice for Maryland” cabinet. Treasurer Kylie Schade is running for a position in the Advanced Maryland Federation of College Republicans. Each of these students has the opportunity to obtain a seat in the cabinet.

Voting for cabinet seats will take place on May 4 at University of Maryland College Park. At the convention, each school is given a delegate who can vote. There is a total of 44 votes among all of the eligible universities in the state of Maryland, and three of those votes are granted to Stevenson University. After the voting process is conducted, the newly elected cabinet members will be announced.

According to its website, “College Republicans is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most active youth political organization. Founded in 1892, there are currently over 250,000 College Republicans chapters around the country on 1,800+ campuses in every state and DC.”

The Stevenson University chapter of College Republicans promotes political awareness across campus. Meetings allow students to engage in controversial debates and discussion regarding current issues and events in an open and welcoming environment. The club is not limited to only Republicans or people with conservative beliefs; all Stevenson students, no matter their political beliefs or backgrounds, are welcome.

College Republicans was established nearly two years ago at Stevenson, and it has been gradually growing ever since. The club is always seeking new members, and its goal is to allow and encourage students to have a voice in politics.

“Our main focus right now is to open up the conversation about politics,” said Davies. “[College Republicans] gives you an opportunity if you want to work in politics to find a position.”

College Republicans holds numerous events throughout each semester. All students are encouraged to join the conversation by attending and participating in these events.

Resnick said that anyone who is interested in joining the group should come to their meetings, which take place every Thursday from 8 -9 p.m. in the School of Business and Leadership on the Owings Mills campus. For more information, contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Joe Matanoski, through campus email.

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