To the Editor:
My name is Matthew Hubbard, and I am a candidate for Senior Class President. I recognize that statements have been issued publicly against me in regards to a misappropriation of student fees to fund my own campaign. While I have nothing acrimonious to say against either of my opponents, I wish to put those claims to rest.
It was stated in a Letter to the Editor last week that I was caught in the office making use of student activity funds to print and hang flyers for my campaign. This accusation was made in complete assumption and holds no fiber of truth.
On the Saturday prior to the publication of the accusations against me, a fellow senator and I met in the Student Government office before going out to hang publicity around campus. The Senator mentioned brought previously printed posters, along with his own personal supplies, to the Student Government office. While we were discussing where to campaign and hang flyers, another one of my fellow Senators, and opponent in the campaign for Senior Class President, entered the office and took notice of the flyers that were sitting on the desk.
There was no point at which I was approached about the validity of the assumptions that were consequently made. I was not asked nor given any opportunity to set straight the facts of the assumptions. The alleged truths written against me were issued factitiously as part of one individual’s aggressive campaign.
I wish to make very clear; I will not run a negative campaign. I have nothing acrimonious to say of either of my opponents, but I will not tolerate libel against my name. My objective is simple: represent and honor the students of Central Connecticut State University. I will continue to work diligently to make this year memorable for every student at this institution, and will continue to do so representing the highest forms of respect and professionalism.
– Matthew Hubbard, SGA Senator At-Large
Candidate for Senior Class President