Cassey Discusses ANC Bid, Student Rights
Published: Friday, August 31, 2012
Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012 02:08
I’ve met Jeff Jones, commissioner for district 2E 03, and we’ve spoken about the potential for Georgetown to exist as one community. We were encouraged not just by what this means for the ANC but also about how we can increase student engagement across the board in various D.C. political ventures.
What is your professional relationship with Prindiville, and how do you envision cooperating if you are both elected?
Peter and I are running for different seats, so we’re not running against each other. There’s no opposition, and we’re cooperating. My district, 2E 04, includes Village C West, Village A, New South, the Southwest Quad and the Jesuit Residence. Peter and I are different people and operate in different ways, but I feel the combination of our varying skill sets while on the ANC when fighting for student rights will be very effective.
Single Member District 2E 03 is made up of both students and permanent residents. Do you think there is potential for a student to occupy that district’s seat, thus meaning that Georgetown would have three representatives on ANC 2E?
I do think there’s hope that that seat will go to a Georgetown student. This year when we were talking about potential candidates for that district, there seemed to be a lot of interest, but not enough student interest yet to make it a viable campaign. I see it as a … possibility that someone will run and potentially win in that district. If that were the case, we could get more students engaged, because with three more students on the board, we’ll have a lot more ability to stand up for student rights.
The Hoya interviewed Cassey’s fellow candidate Prindiville in the Apr. 27 issue. Read it online at thehoya.com.