BASED is a slate comprised progressive ASUCD Senators. The members of BASED are based in their communities and draw from a wide array of experiences and individuals to contribute to their choices in student representation. The slate is based in advocacy, action and community.
BASED first ran in the Fall of 2015, winning three seats, resulting in a total of four out of six seats. Unlike previous dominant slates, BASED has no (public) official ranking within their members and no (public) party leaders. This is to maintain their core values of community and equal representation.
The manager of the slate is a voluntary position filled by a current or past elected official of the slate.
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|Current Elected Officials||
Ryan Manriquez (President)
Juliana Martinez Hernandez (Vice President)
Rashita Chauhan (Senator)
Harris Razaqi (Senator)
Ambar Mishra (Senator)
Sergio Bocardo-Aguilar (Senator)
Dennis Liang (Senator)
Sofia Saraj (Senator)
Kelechi Orji (Senator)
|Manager(s) / Chair||
Harris Razaqi (Senator)
Juliana Martinez Hernandez (Vice President)
|Past Elected Officials||
Maahum Shahab (Senator)
Kabir Sahni (Senator & Past Chair)
Tenzin Youedon (Senator)
Laura Elizalde (Senator)
Kyle Krueger (President)
Ryan Manriquez (Senator)
Shreya Deshpande (Vice President then Senator)
Justin Hurst (President & Past Chair)
Camille Randolph (Senator)
Khalil Malik (Senator)
Peiyuan "Tony" Chen (Senator)
Alexis Ramirez (Senator)
Shondreya Landrum (Senator)
Sahiba Kaur (Senator)
Rebecca Gonzales (Senator)
Anna Estrada (Senator)
Jumoke Maraiyesa (Senator)
Simranjit Kaur (Senator)
Daniel Nagey (Senator)
Josh Dalavi (President)
Adilla Jamalludin (Vice President)
Sam Chiang (Senator) - 2 term
Parteek Singh (Senator)
Ko Ser Lu Htoo (Senator)
Some BASED senator highlights:
- Georgia Savage hosted a sexual assault and sexual health awareness month with over 40 events spanning over the month of April, all under the branding of "Let's Talk About Sex."
- Adilla Jamaludin implemented the Pay-It-Forward pizza program at the Coho, which gave students the chance to purchase slices of pizzas for other students, redeemable in the form of vouchers at The Pantry. (The promotional material included some really cool pizza and pepperoni stickers.)
- Senators Shondreya Landrum, Ko Ser Lu Htoo, Adilla Jamalludin, and Kabir Sahni all served as Senate President Pro Tempore on the table.
- Parteek Singh hosted the first ever spring quarter student organization fair on the Segundo Green.
- Shaitaj Dhaliwal brought The Silver Ribbon campaign to campus to promote women's reproductive rights. This was the first time The Silver Ribbon campaign appeared on any university campus.
- Maahum Shahab hosted the first ever Student Activism week in collaboration with ASUCD's Ethnic & Cultural Affairs, Gender and Sexuality, and External Affairs Commissions.
- Senator Ko Ser Lu Htoo resigned her seat in the first week of Winter 2019 due to her decision to return to Burma for 3 months in order to teach Karen and English. She will return in the fall of 2019.
The follow are the the candidates that BASED ran during each election cycle. Bolded indicates won a seat.
Fall 2021 Candidates
The quarter marked the first in-person elections since Winter 2019, however, it still elicited a record of the lowest voter turnout in the past 8 years.
3 candidates ran with BASED for 6 spots available on the Senate table.
Sofia Saraj, Dennis Liang, and Kelechi Orji ran nearly unopposed with about 7 candidates running in totality.
All 3 candidates won seats on the Senate table.
Spring 2021 Candidates
The campus and elections remained fully online for the second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
5 candidates ran with BASED for 6 spots available on the Senate table.
Senator Ryan Manriquez and Associate Vice President Juliana Martinez Hernandez ran on an executive ticket for President and Internal Vice President respectively. Their executive ticket won by a 200 vote margin.
The Senate candidates were Megan Chung, Sergio Bocardo-Aguilar, Rashita Chauhan, Harris Razaqi and, Ambar Mishra.
4 out of 5 candidates won seats on the Senate table.
Fall 2020 Candidates
The campus and elections remained fully online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
6 candidates ran with BASED for 6 spots available on the Senate table.
The Senate candidates were Interim Senator Erika Valle, Logan Legg, Maahum Shahab, Kabir Sahni, Ryan Manriquez and, Devin Santiago-Vergara.
3 out of 6 candidates won seats on the Senate table.
Winter 2020 Candidates
BASED ran 4 candidates for the 6 spots available on the Senate table.
The Senate candidates included past Vice President Shreya Deshpande, Laura Elizalde, Alexis Lopez and Tenzin Youedon.
3 out of 4 candidates won a seat on the Senate table.
Senator Deshpande graduated a quarter into their term, due to the elections timing amendment shifting the Winter ASUCD elections to Spring quarter, an Interim Senator filled their seat for 3 quarters (usually considered a full term) in Fall 2020.
Kyle Krueger and Akhila Khandaswamy ran on an executive ticket for president and internal vice president respectively. Their executive ticket won by an overwhelming 1000 vote margin. Khandaswamy has since transferred schools and Emily Barneond served as a non-slate aligned Interim Internal Vice President.
Fall 2019 Candidates
BASED ran 7 candidates for the 6 spots available on the Senate table.
The Senate Candidates are from left to right, Michelle Hua, Purva Bhattacharjee, Violeta Ruiz, Khalil Malik, Karolina Rodriguez, Ratnapala Gamage, and Camille Randolph.
2 out of their 7 Senate candidates won a seat on Senate.
Senator Randolph left the Senate table two quarters after being elected.
Winter 2019 Candidates
BASED ran 7 candidates for the 6 spot available on the Senate table.
Those Senate Candidates are from left to right, Shondreya Landrum, Perla Ornelas, Sahiba Kaur, Jamila Alani, Rebecca Gonzales, Karolina Rodriguez, and Anna Estrada.
4 out of their 7 Senate candidates won a seat on Senate.
Justin Hurst and Shreya Deshpande ran on an executive ticket for president and internal vice president respectively. Their executive ticket won.
BASED's executive ticket won with 3379 votes (57.35%) to Unite!'s 2513 votes (42.65%).
Fall 2018 Candidates
The Senate Candidates are Peiyuan (Tony) Chen and Alexis Ramirez. There were 8 senate candidates running in total.
Both candidates were seated.
Winter 2018 Candidates
The Senate Candidates (Top from left to right) were Daniel Tillman, Ko Ser Lu Htoo, Valeria Duenas, Simranjit Kaur, Daniel Hernandez, Jumoke Maraiyesa, Lucero Vazquez. The presidential ticket (Bottom, Left to right) consisted of Julie Jung and Julienne Correa. For the Senate Election, BASED received 1263 out of the 2956 votes, edging a narrow majority over the UNITE! Slate. Ultimately, however, both slates seated 3 senators. The senators seated, Kaur, Maraiyesa, and Htoo, each won 2nd, 4th, and 6th place respectively. Hernandez, Tillman, and Vasquez won 9th, 10th, and 11th place respectively. Duenas won 17th place. 21 senate candidates ran in total.
In the presidential election, The Jung/Correa ticket received 990 out of the 2551 votes cast; losing to the UNITE!'s Gofman/Branson ticket 41% to 38%.
Winter 2016 Candidates
The candidates (from left to right) were Sevan Nahabedian, Sam Chiang, Ricardo Martinez, Ryan Abusaa, Shaitaj Dhaliwal, and Ayman Shehadeh. Three of the six candidates were seated, with the other three ranking #7, #9, and #12 out of 19. BASED received 1856 of 4441 number one votes, the most of the three slates in the election.
Fall 2015 Candidates
The candidates (from left to right) were Georgia Savage, Adilla Jamaludin, Parteek Singh, Jacqueline Obeid, and Lynn Ayala. Three of the five candidates were seated, with the other two ranking #7 and #10 out of 17. BASED received 1039 out of 2609 number one votes, the most of any slate running in the election, but trailing behind the aggregate total of independent number one votes.
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