Huschka/White come in first in SGA primary


Andrew Huschka and Laura Rachelle White have another week of campaigning ahead of them after the primary election polls closed Wednesday night with Huschka and White in the lead, securing 35 percent of the vote. By Brandon Steinert Kansas State Collegian

It’s just shock, I guess would be the best word to describe it,” said Huschka, junior in industrial engineering. “This is one of the proudest moments of my life.”

The pair’s next step was to relax and celebrate with friends and family, followed immediately by picking up the campaign.

“It’s been a long two or three months getting ready for this campaign, and I haven’t really had a chance to make time for myself,” Huschka said.

After catching up on homework, Hushka and White said they would be getting back on the campaign trail as soon as possible.

“We’re so excited, but we’re so excited to get back to work as well, there’s not too much time to celebrate,” said White, junior in civil engineering. “I’ve been so impressed with all the support we’ve got from other people. I think we’ve done a great job campaigning, and I think we’re ready to continue next week.

Huschka said they’ll campaign even harder during the coming week.

“Now, we know there are a ton of people out there that are really concerned,” he said. “We want to work our butts off over the next week, and we don’t want to leave anything behind, and at the end of the generals we don’t want to say, ‘Man if we would have done a little bit more and worked a little harder, we would have won.'”

Huschka and White’s slogan is “Stand and Deliver,” which represents their interpretation of the office of student body president.

According to their Web site, the two believe the primary role of student body president and vice-president is to “represent the student body’s voice in all significant university issues.”

Improving K-State athletics, creating an academic reward system and a student body advisory council and starting a program to reward students with innovative ideas are all part of Huschka and White’s platform.

The K-State athletics improvements are intended to build on the positive image created by school spirit associated with the athletics program.

The proposed academic awards system would give students discounts at participating vendors depending on academic success.

The student body advisory council would give the president a method of acquiring student input on issues.

Huschka and White’s proposed program, Kansas State Students Delivered, would give one-year full-ride scholarships to students with innovative ideas that positively affect K-State.

Huschka and White have been working together in classes and SGA for three years.

“Andrew and I work great together,” White said. “We’re very fun-loving people and very light spirited people, but very serious about what we do. We have a lot of dedication, and I think together we’re really a dynamic duo.”