Cook At-large Representative Candidates

Patrick Grifone

As an undergraduate and a transfer student, it is my hope to represent Rutgers students as an elected representative to bring about positive change, communicate with administrators on behalf of student interests, and ensure that the Rutgers community represents acceptance, hope, and camaraderie for all.

Nicholas LaBelle

Salutations fellow students of Rutgers! My name is Nicholas LaBelle and I humbly come before you to ask for your vote in the upcoming Fall 2017 election. It would be an honor and a privilege to serve as one of your Cook At-Large Representatives. While I am officially running to represent the students of Cook campus, I assure you that my ears will be open to all voices. As one of four siblings I can appreciate hearing all sides of a story. A maxim which I strive to live by is “to whom much is given, much is expected.” You, the students, have the opportunity to give a select few of your peers the honor of representing interests on your behalf. If given this honor, I will strive to exceed expectations and will remain accountable to my fellow classmates.The following is a brief resume to demonstrate qualifications to serve in this capacity:- Hershey Model United Nations Chair for the Council on Economic Advancement- New Jersey Youth and Government Senate Chair- Eagle Scout & Senior Patrol Leader- North Hunterdon High School Student Council President- United States Senate Youth Program scholarAdditionally, here is an agenda of goals I seek to promote:- Increase and expand awareness of mental health services available to students.- Encourage holistic dialogue among all student organizations to speak with a more cohesive voice. – Promote Rutgers’ role as a leader in green technology and practices.- Push to include a voting student representative for the university Board of Governors.- I would be happy to voice any other concerns presented by fellow students.Finally, here is my contact info, photo, and campaign song.Contact: (732)-986-7659 or Feel free to reach out with any questions or stop me on the street if you see me.Photo (I am to the right of Senator Booker): Campaign song (All rights to Hamilton): Thank you for your time and attention. I look forward to serving the Rutgers community if given the chance.

Cook Class of 2021 Representative Candidate

Julien Rosenbloom

Julien is a freshman in the School of Arts and Sciences majoring in Political Science/Economics and Computer Science. Also involved with the Rutgers Debate Union and the Darien Civic Engagement Project (DCEP) at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, he firmly believes that fierce discourse and collaboration are the cornerstone of any successful community, and seeks to actively apply this principle in his work with RUSA and on-campus and community organization. In the past, he has served on the NJ District of Key Club International Board of Trustees as Lieutenant Governor and District Editor, where he spearheaded campaigns to fight hunger and statewide poverty and oversaw strategic communications for the organization. He was also a member of the 2017 Officer Corps for the NJ Youth and Government Conference, where he helped coordinate a statewide legislative conference and affiliated initiatives. Julien currently serves as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Field Director for the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council, which lobbies state governments and federal governments and designs national initiatives to elevate the youth voice in politics, and as the Chief Development Officer at JUV Consulting, a firm that provides critical insights to corporations, nonprofits, and campaigns on behaviors and trends of Generation Z.Drawing extensively on the skills developed in these experiences, Julien is eager to work with RUSA and the campus at large to create an even more enriching, forward-thinking Rutgers experience.