Q&A with Hunter Scott, vice president for Financial Affairs candidate


Erin Braxton, Contributing Writer

Q: Year, major, hometown:

A: Sophomore, biology and psychology, Birmingham, Alabama

Q: How did you originally get involved with SGA, or if you are not currently involved, what made you want to get involved?

A: I originally started my career off in SGA in the first year council, and it was there that I was the chairman of the ethics committee. I used that to gain the legislative experience that I’ve used throughout senate this year.

Q: What made you want to run for this position?

A:  I am running for vice president for financial affairs. Really the entirety of my SGA experience this year has evolved around SGA finances in some way. I currently serve the chairman of the senate finance committee, so I review all the financially related senate acts. I’ve also sat on every financial affairs committee meeting this year where we award SGA funds to the student organizations, and I think that really seeing the student organizations success later on is what is inspiring to me. The organizations which come in and ask for funding, and to see them come back months later with a completed project really is something I love seeing.

Q: What makes you the best choice for the office?

A: My significant amount of experience in senate with legislation and experience with the operations of the financial affairs committee makes me the best choice, because that’s primarily the VPFA’s job, working to fund student organizations.

Q: What’s the biggest problem that you see on campus?

A: I think that building a better relationship with the student body is my top concern for SGA’s future on campus. The SGA does a lot of work with students, especially with the needs-based scholarship fund and the financial affairs committee, and I want to work to better promote and improve the accessibility of these programs for the students.

Q: What do you hope to change:

A: I would like to work on the financial affairs committee to … I have several modifications planned, but most importantly I plan to change the needs-based scholarship fund.

Q: What’s one last thing you would like voters to know about you?

A: I would like the voters to know that with my amount of SGA experience and my interest, my personal interest and passion in our student organizations, that I will work everyday towards advancing the SGA mission in leading the financial side of SGA for everyone.