Student Focus


  1. Party Statement
  2. Winter 2008 Candidates
  3. Winter 2007 Candidates
  4. Previous platforms and candidates
  5. Student Focus II

Student Focus was one of two main political parties on campus before being replaced by the GO slate. (The other one being L.E.A.D..) when it comes to ASUCD elections. Fraternities and Sororities have been commonly associated with Student Focus candidates, and some go so far as to refer to Focus as the "greek slate." However, in recent elections, this has been the exception rather than the rule. They are also well known for their yellow glossy flyers. What causes the Party's focus on shiny yellow flyers is as unknown as the structure of its internal decision making apparatus. Chris Herold called the shots after the departure of Kalen Gallagher.

The Focus slate got a lot of flack about breaking the election rules during the elections of Fall 2004, and this contributed to the resignation of two of the winning senators. However, as is the case in every ASUCD election, this batch of candidates is different than the ones that came before them. In the last (Fall 2006 Election) Student focus supporters were removed from the dorms for unwanted solicitation.

Student Focus was instrumental in passing the Campus Expansion Initiative in 2003, which allowed UCD to Move to D1 (NCAA Division I athletics).

Student Focus grew from an alliance of Student Action and UNITE, which fell out of power when L.E.A.D. won the Winter 2000 ASUCD Executive Office election. All of the Student Focus elected officials from the Fall 2006 ASUCD election and the Winter 2007 ASUCD election (Molly Sundstrom, Alexandra Frick, Mara Harris, Cem Turhal, Eric Friedman) and former Student Focus Senator Natalia Farhad Motamed have reorganized as the GO slate. Student Focus also lost Commission Chair Pete Markevich when he became Independent and was succeeded by Christine Pham. Rumor has it that the Student Focus name will continue.

Party Statement

Student Focus is one of the two main political parties on campus. Student Focus brings attention back to students attending the University of California, Davis. With UCD being the largest and most diverse university within the UC system, Student Focus realizes the necessity of making sure that the campus is running smoothly and as efficiently as possible. Paying close attention to Unit activities, fiscal responsibility, student representation, campus pride and working with the city of Davis and campus facilities are key values of Student Focus.

We are here to represent YOU and make sure that YOU are equipped with every tool needed to maximize your experience here at UCD!

Winter 2008 Candidates

Winter 2007 Candidates

Previous platforms and candidates

Student Focus II

Flyers promoting a Student Focus group have been circulating in the Education department's sector of campus, which coincides with the rumors of Student Focus' executives fleeing to the south campus following their fall from power in 2005.

See also Student Focus/Original.


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2006-10-30 00:00:39   no one ever spoke to me about increasing the number of quad shows on campus...and i'm pretty sure things like that are under the Entertainment Council's jurisdiction. to say it bluntly, guys...i really think it is unwise to make promises that you have yet to even consider or discuss about with certain individuals who can make it happen. —EmilyTung

Well obviously they will have a chat with you once they are elected. —SteveOstrowski

Student Focus has also come under fire recently for proposed cuts to our student lobby efforts. -PaulHarms

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