Student Trustee candidate Evan Taylor: ‘I want to help all students in the board to feel valued’

Nabeha Hafiz •

One of the three candidates running for the position of HDSB Student Trustee from Milton District is Evan Taylor. In this interview he has given us some more information about himself and her campaign. Read all about her platform below!

Tell us a little bit about yourself! Any hobbies, interests, or skills?

Evan Taylor has various hobbies such as soccer, running, reading, and public speaking. He is interested in politics, law, making positive changes, and helping others. In his free time, he plays soccer, basketball, does Relay For Life, is a member of the SAA, and is grade rep for the MDHS student government.

Why did you decide to run for Student Trustee?

I chose to run for Student Trustee because you want to make a positive difference in the board and I want to help all students feel like their voices are being heard. I have seen what happens when students have their voices heard through my participation in Student Government and it’s amazing, so I want to help all the students in the board to feel valued.

What’s your plan for the 2020–21 school year?

My plan for the upcoming year if I am elected is to be an advocate for the students of Halton. As you know, Student Trustees don’t actually get a vote on board policies, but they do get to suggest plans and that is what I intend to do. I will make sure that the board at least acknowledges how the students of the board are feeling regarding big issues such as mental health and climate change.

How do you plan on making this happen?

How I plan to make it happen had mostly already been mentioned, but in case it wasn’t clear, I will be an advocate for students in the board since I can’t actually vote.

Why do you think people should vote for you?

People should vote for me because I’m a realist. I’m not pretending I have a bunch of power and that if I’m elected I will be able to single-handedly fix everything. I know I can’t. But, what I can do is make sure the board hears what the students of Halton are saying and hope they acknowledge it and take action.

Don’t miss the chance to vote on Tuesday, February 25, from 7:45 pm to 9:00 pm, for the 2020–21 HDSB Student Trustees!