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Endorsement of Tara Bansal for DSG President

Although each candidate gave an impressive presentation, the Duke Democrats support Tara Bansal for DSG President.

Overall, we have faith in all of the candidates to execute the position of DSG President with great success, and would be thrilled to work with any of the qualified candidates. Adair demonstrated an impressive knowledge of the relevant issues affecting student political engagement on campus today. She would be an approachable president who would foster a healthy campus climate. Guarco’s work on issues such as sexual assault and environmental improvements has continued to uphold values which we’d hope extend far into the future of Duke’s campus. However the election may end, we feel DSG will be in capable hands.

Of the three candidates, we feel Bansal is the most prepared to implement her platform and lead DSG to function more effectively. She has a strong track record, including leading the creation of the Visions of Freedom Living and Learning Community, participating in the curriculum review, and organizing the Battle of the Brains debate between the Duke Democrats and Republicans. She has proposed creative solutions that we are confident she can enact based on her numerous past accomplishments. Bansal is, unequivocally, a leader and we are excited to support her on Election Day.

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