Vice Presidential candidate Brad Stewart says he knew they had won as soon as his running mate Victor Shao picked up the phone.
“I knew almost right away just based on his facial expressions,” Stewart said. “I think it speaks a lot to how well we know each other that within a couple of seconds I could tell that he was excited.”
The team, who have been friends since freshman year, beat Dodge and Monacelli in the runoff election with 60 percent of the votes. After the first election, Shao and Stewart made one last push with campaigning. Shao says his team was a little under the weather during the last stretch.
“Half of our team was a little sick at points, and so we made sure that everyone during Thursday kind of caught up on all of their work because we knew that Friday was going to be the really big push,” Shao said.
That final push involved taking more pictures with the “Express Yourself” board, which they said was very popular with students on Facebook.
“This is the first Facebook page that I was an admin for, and it was really interesting seeing all of the activity,” Shao said. Our Facebook basically blows up every time we upload the pictures.”
The team is already putting one of their main ideas into action. Expression N-U will be a website where students can submit and rate ideas. Stewart was behind the team’s campaign website, and he will oversee this project as well.
“We’ll probably spend a good portion of spring quarter working on that. And then if it’s not done by the end of spring quarter, it will definitely be done by the time people get back in the fall,” Stewart said.
Stewart says he is most excited for his new position because it will allow him to serve the Northwestern community.
“Just learning about the student body, but also being able to give back to everybody. And really using ASG as a vehicle to showcase student talents and student passions.”
It’s a showcase sparked by two new leaders behind the wheel.