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22 Sep 2023

Q&A with Tiffany Loftin
by Arianna Puopolo

A three-year SUA veteran, third-year politics and American studies major Tiffany Loftin is the most experienced candidate running for chair.

Loftin, from Oakes College, says that more than anyone else, she deserves this position because to her, service work is more than a job — it’s personal. “My passion is the structure of how politics work and how democracy should work,” she said.

Loftin, who currently serves as SUA’s internal vice chair, hopes to attend an East Coast law school after graduation. She aspires to work toward implementing lower fees and/or a fee freeze on the UCSC campus and system-wide.

As chair, a position tasked with implementing student initiative outreach and representing the student body as a leader and spokesperson, Loftin hopes be a resource to all types of campus organizations, especially underrepresented communities.

“I consider myself a very approachable person,” she said.

Patience, time, flexibility, diversity of thought, and, above all, experience, says Loftin, set her apart in the race for chair.

“I have the greatest institutional memory,” she said. “I know the structure of SUA, the constitution, the bylaws. I’ve built relationships.”

Loftin entreats all students to come out to vote in campus elections.

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