Candidate Information

Candidate Information

This page contains biographies that were given by the candidates running in the 2021 elections. For more information on election visit our elections page or contact the Election Commission. Happy Voting!

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Executive Candidates

Below is a list of all the members running for the position of the President and the Vice-President at the ISU Student Government. 

Senator Candidates

Below is a list of all the members running for the position of a Senator at the ISU Student Government. 

Meet the candidates here! Browse through the list of candidates or just scroll through the page. For any information on running or about election visit the Elections page.

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CAMPBELL-DECKER

Julia Campbell

Running for President

Meet Student Body Presidential Candidate Julia Campbell 

Passionate about our incredible university, I am an advocate for lifelong learning, the pursuit of creative outlets, and inspiring others to discover their leadership potential. I am a 7th generation agriculturalist from Clinton County, Iowa, where our family’s farming operation is powered by solar energy. 

It is important to me for each student to know their ideas are heard and respected and that they are a valued member of the Iowa State community. I am running to further promote the needs and interests of current and future generations of cyclones, focus on pertinent issues that affect the needs of our communities, and open up the idea of student government to those who might not typically get involved.

In this role, I would serve my peers by fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment while showing up each day ready to work for all students and accomplish agenda items. I am eager to learn more about what makes you proud to be a Cyclone and work together to elevate Iowa State! 

Input | Positivity | Empathy | Learner | Arranger 

Major: 

Agricultural Business & Economics 


Pronouns: she/her/hers

Involvement on Campus: 

Student Government Director of Affordability, Department of Economics Peer Mentor, Legislative Ambassadors, President’s Leadership Class Member 2018-2019, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ambassadors, Recreation Services Group Fitness Instructor, Career Services Student Worker, Agricultural Business Club Treasurer 

Megan Decker

Running for Vice-President

Meet Vice Presidential Candidate Megan Decker 

As a proud Cyclone and Iowa native, I am fueled by new experiences, motivated people, and innovative ideas. I am originally from a farm in Calhoun County, Iowa, with strong entrepreneurial roots in both agriculture and real estate. I have a variety of experiences at the Iowa State Capitol, serving as a Senate Page in the Iowa Legislature and an intern in the Office of the Governor. I strive to elevate the people around me by ensuring a welcoming environment where each perspective is heard when decisions are being made. 

If Julia and I were elected, we would strive to elevate Iowa State by fostering a strong sense of community, encouraging student success in and outside of the classroom, and striving for financial success for all Cyclones. Rooted in servant leadership, I seek to listen louder than I speak and elevate student voices through actionable leadership. 

Positivity | Focus | Woo | Futuristic | Intellection 

Major: 

Agriculture & Society, Journalism & Mass Communication 

 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Involvement on Campus: 

Legislative Ambassadors, SALT Company, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Advisory Board, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, CALS Ambassadors, Recreation Services Group Fitness Instructor, Undergraduate Assistant in the CALS Dean of Academic Innovation Office

OLSON-GONZALEZ

ANNA OLSON

Running for President

My name is Anna Olson and I am a junior in Journalism and Political Science. I have been involved in Student Government as the Senior Director of Communications, putting on events such as the Social Justice Forum, the 2021 Women’s Week Conference and the COVID-19 Campus Climate survey, all while also raising our social media followers by 30%. Outside of my activities in Student Government, I am a member of the First Amendment Committee, a STAR representative, an ISU Honors Student, hold an internship with the Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS, and work several on-campus jobs, such as a Lifeguard for Rec Services and a Greenlee school receptionist. I am running for Student Body President because I feel both Student Government and campus need to pay close attention to the students in which we are representing. There are students and groups on this campus that do not feel as if their voices are being heard, and I plan to do everything in my power to provide a platform for these students to have a voice. I am very passionate about the issues of sustainability, affordability, diversity and inclusion and health. With our ideas, I believe Mariana and I can effectively serve Cyclones.

MARIANA GONZALEZ

Running for Vice-President

Hello! My name is Mariana Gonzalez, and I am a second year student double majoring in Political Science and Public Relations from Eagle Grove, Iowa. In Student Government, I have been an Inter-Residence Hall Association Senator, Public Relations Committee member, and Rules Committee member. Currently, I serve as the Senator for the Collegiate Panhellenic Council and the Vice Speaker of the Senate. On campus, I am a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) scholar, worked as a 2020 Cyclone Aide, and am currently a student telecounselor in the admissions office. I am running to be your next Student Body Vice President because I believe our community deserves a dynamic leader who will work toward solutions and equitable representation on campus. Anna and I are so excited and committed to serving our Cyclones!