Photos: ASUO Presidential Debate draws a crowd to EMU Fishbowl

Posted by Michael Arellano, Mason Trinca, and Nate Barrett on Tuesday, Apr. 9 at 9:56 pm.

ASUO presidential candidates Sam Dotters-Katz (right) and Lamar Wise share a laugh behind their lecterns prior to the Emerald-sponsored debate’s kickoff. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Dotters-Katz, a second-year law student and former ASUO president, if elected, would be the first graduate student ever elected to ASUO presidency. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Dotters-Katz speaks with cabinet member and current ASUO Senator Ben Bowman. (Nate Barrett/Emerald)

Sam Dotters-Katz looks on as Lamar Wise (left) responds to the final question of the evening. This image was created using an in-camera double exposure. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

ASUO presidential candidates Sam Dotters-Katz and Lamar Wise debate in the EMU Fishbowl prior to elections. The Emerald-sponsored event drew a crowd of several dozen students and spectators. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

From left, freshman Lindsay Gilmour, Kenneth Osborn, and sophomore Alissa Petillo listen to the candidates during the opening section of the debate. “I think that Sam [has] more realistic goals in terms of changing transportation and sustainability,” noted Petillo, who voted for Sam prior to the evening’s debate. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Lamar Wise looks on as Sam Dotters-Katz delivers his opening statements. Wise, who ran for ASUO vice presidency under the Ben and Lamar campaign last spring, is both a current ASUO senator and former ASUO Senate president. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Sophomore Andrew Lubash, who serves as ASUO PFC executive appointee, listens to Sam Dotters-Katz’s response during the last debate held at the EMU Fishbowl. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

Moderator Ian Campbell, ASUO Emerald news reporter, watches the time during the debates. Each candidate was given two minutes to respond and one minute of rebuttal time. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

Sam Dotters-Katz clears up several questions to concerned students about the funding and public safety at the University of Oregon. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)

Sam Dotters-Katz (right) and Lamar Wise congratulate each other on a successful and well-fought debate in the EMU Fishbowl. (Mason Trinca/Emerald)