Bey’s campaign drives for community link

Jonathan Bey said as the next voice of Kent State students, he would be committed to working with the local city government.

With the election less than a week away, Bey is determined to let students know he is here to help.

“The community affairs senator is a liaison between the university and the community government,” he explained. “(The senator) then reports back to students regarding things being done on this level of government.”

Jonathan Bey

Community Affairs

• Sophomore finance major from Dublin

• In his position, he would not work directly with money

• Running on the I.O.U. Ticket

• Watches sports

Bey, a sophomore finance major, is a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and is running on the Improve Our University ticket.

Recently, Bey said, he’s become involved with the Community Task Force – which tries to improve relations with the city and off-campus students – and has begun to attend city council meetings.

“I want to expand the Community Task Force and work with the mayor of Kent and (Dean of Students Greg Jarvie) to educate students on problem areas,” he said. “I also would like to get involved in community service projects.”

Bey said he wants to help educate students on city council ordinances that affect them directly.

“It is important that students be responsible,” he said. “I would be the mediator between the city and the students.”

Bey said he decided to run for an Undergraduate Student Senate position because he feels it is the voice of the students, and he wants to positively reflect them.

Since campaigning began, Bey has attended events such as last week’s Rock the Runway and Songfest, and said he will also be speaking at numerous on-campus organizations’ meetings.

– Caroline Lautenbacher