Adam Barr was an ASUCD senator who was elected on the LEAD ticket. He had been one of the more vocal senators writing frequent letters to the editor in The California Aggie. Barr was also a member of Men Acting Against Rape and took an interest in campus safety.
Contact Info while he was a Senator:
- Address: 348 Memorial Union
- Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 3-4
- Office Phone: (530) 752-3632
- Office Fax: (530) 752-8548
- Email Address: [email protected]
- AOL Instant Messenger: adamlord68
- Blog: http://www.adambarr.net (He let the domain expire in 2008, and it now goes to a Australian model name Adam Barr). Click here for the most recently archived version of the old site.
- Offical Website: senator.adambarr.net site is no longer active. Click here for archive.
On December 5th 2004, Senator Adam Barr resigned. His resignation statement is as follows from his now deactivated website at senator.adambarr.net:
My time in ASUCD has been bittersweet. I have had the opportunity to represent the students of UC Davis to the best of my ability while simultaneously fighting a losing battle against politicians at the national level. I call this a losing battle because their influence has resulted in my ultimate resignation.
It is no secret that most students on this campus feel that ASUCD is not important in any way. They view senators as power-hungry, self-centered, arrogant, and blinded individuals who occupy their time with useless rhetoric. While I have never shared this view of elected officials in ASUCD, I did once question the relevancy of student government. It was not until becoming president of Men Acting Against Rape last year that I realized how ASUCD could be used to better support student organizations and therefore students. My bid for a senate seat was born from this desire to make ASUCD the chief facilitator of collaboration among campus organizations. I have spent much of my time as a senator working to unite student groups and reinforce that bridge between them and ASUCD. However, Washington bureaucrats have continually undermined that effort.
When I spent last year opposing budget cuts to higher education with my colleagues in the Senate, I was not only fighting for others, but myself as well. The system-wide one thousand dollar decrease in financial aid this year has made my involvement in the ASUCD Senate an irresponsible activity. The small stipend that senators receive for the 15-20 hours of work that they perform effectively prices out the less fortunate like myself. I currently have no extra time to devote to making the money necessary for me to remain at this university. It is necessary for me to leave my post and use that time to pursue additional ways of financing my education. I am leaving the ASUCD Senate to seek out another job to complement my position as an ET Partner in the IET Mediaworks department.
Elected officials are often viewed as mere titles instead of actual people with real life problems. This statement of resignation is an attempt to humanize those people that put others before themselves in the pursuit of public service. I wish the newly elected senators and those still serving their terms the best of luck on their respective agendas. Furthermore, I urge the students of UC Davis to take a more active role in student government and make responsible decisions when voting for senators.
I will continue to work on my personal projects, which can be found on this website. Further, I will work with the newly elected senators to help them in any way that I can.
2004-12-01 00:32:03 I've met him. Seems like a nice, respectable guy. - MarieHuynh—— 2004-12-01 00:46:08 I've known him since freshman year, he is a great guy - RohiniJasavala—— 2004-12-05 16:17:21 oh NO, he's resigning. - YawenChen
2004-12-05 16:39:59 I think that there is tremendous truth in his statement about not knowing how important ASUCD can be until you become active on Campus. Having read Adam's letters to the Aggie over time, I think he's probably one of the best. It's sad to see him go, but money is pretty important. - PhilipNeustrom
2004-12-05 21:23:32 Re-election, not resignation! C'mon Adam, we need you. - BrentLaabs
2005-01-28 16:09:55 Without Barr, far too many bills are passing unanimously. :( —RevChad
2005-02-23 21:39:47 He tried to pick a fight with me, I'm 6'3 230lbs...he lost LOL :) —JamesSchwab