Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 7:45 am

By Kelly Grant


Each NUSG vice presidential candidate shared with The Talon his or her vision for NU’s student body. The Talon is proud to give their visions a large audience ahead of this morning’s service in Butterfield Chapel. Candidates appear in alphabetical order by last name.

NUSG Vice President Candidates

Colton Brown

Sophomore Colton Brown said that he is running for vice president to help run senate and help increase the communication between NUSG and the students. He emphasizes the importance of students being connected to those that can answer their questions and for students to be knowledgeable about how things are run at NU.

“I also want to stay connected with the students all year, and really give them the means to have the best time possible at Northwest,” said Brown.

Brown has been involved in many activities on campus including senate, debate, marketing, film club, The Talon and life groups.

“Voting is important! NUSG, and specifically senate, make changes that affect all of us,” said Brown.

Joshua Justman

Sophomore Joshua Justman said that he decided to run for vice president because he saw the need for an experienced individual to lead next year’s senate.

Justman has been a senator at NU for two years. “In this time, I have learned how to work toward the students’ goals while strolling hand-in-hand with the administration,” said Justman.

As vice president, Justman said that he would like to see more funds going toward the school’s clubs and a new pool table in Perks.

“I wanted to know what I could do for the school,” said Justman. “The answer is work with S\senate as the vice president.”

Janelle Kono

Sophomore Janelle Kono said that as vice president she would strive to create better communication between students and the senate and help senate increase its productivity.

“I am always looking for ways to make a difference around me,” said Kono. “I believe that this is the best way for me to use my strengths and talents to make the biggest impact here at NU.”

Kono has had previous experience in leadership roles. She has been on NU’s senate for two years and is the manager of a professional String Quartet. Kono said this experience has made her very detail-oriented and has helped her develop strong communication skills.

“I love NU and would be honored to serve the student body in this way,” said Kono. “However, more importantly, your voice matters. Regardless of who is elected as the vice president, the next time you are complaining about what the school should change or if you come up with a brilliant idea for the campus, bring it to senate!”