On Thursday, April 20, the AAS will hold elections for Senate (classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020) and Judiciary Council (any class). Below are statements from candidates for these seats. All students who wish to be on the ballot must attend Speech Night on Wednesday, April 19, or send a proxy, for their name to appear on the ballot.

The AAS will have elections on April 6 for next year’s Executive Board. Amherst students will receive an email on April 6 with the link to cast votes. The following candidates will be on the ballot for the positions of president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and judiciary council chair.


On Friday, Feb. 17, the AAS will hold elections for four senators from the Class of 2017, two senators from the class of 2018, one senator from the class of 2020 and a Judiciary Council Chair from any class. The students below have announced their candidacies for these elections. Students who are interested in hearing from these candidates, or interested in running but were unable to submit a candidate statement, should attend Speech Night on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Merrill 1.

Cole Vissicchio — 2020 Senator

Candidate Statements for Class of 2020:

William Jang

Judiciary Council Chair

Jacob Zeigler ’19
I may have been built for the judiciary council. My summer job had me reviewing Kentucky building codes, and I loved it (go ahead, ask me how many restrooms your hypothetical business would need.) I’m approachable and trustworthy, at least according to the multiple strangers who have asked me to watch their phones and bags in the train station. I’m excited to invest my time and judgement into the well-being of our campus. With your permission, I’d like a seat on the JC to step up the impact of all of our good life choices. Thanks!