Election Speech for Class Treasurer
New Hampton School
Fellow students and teachers, my name is Lauren
Neale-May and I am running for treasurer of this great class of
ours. I believe that with some of my ideas we can expand our budget
and be able to go on a great class trip.
One reason I feel I am qualified for this job
is that I know how to budget and handle money. In fact, my mom is
the Chief Financial Officer of my parents' company, so I feel that
I can use the knowledge that she has taught me in dealing with money
to make our budget work. I am very good at using money wisely. If
given the opportunity to be your representative, I will try and
use the budget in a wise manner in which we will save money and
still have lots left.
But, if we want to make our class trip fun,
many of us need to contribute to projects that will earn us money.
I have a few ideas. One money-raising plan of mine is to have a
local car wash and we can charge about four dollars a car. We will
set up the car wash in a very convenient place and with the amount
of people we have in our class we could get a lot of cars done.
Also, I think that we can wash the teachers' dogs, clean the apartments,
rake leaves, shovel snow, or something to that effect. Another big
idea of mine is to have bake sales outside the cafeteria.
If elected, I also have ideas on how to make
that money grow. We can invest in stock as a class and maybe have
our money double or even triple. Now let's talk about specific activities
and how I plan to handle that budget. If I was elected, I would
take a class vote at the beginning of the year on whether we wanted
to spend our budget on lots of small activities and have an inexpensive
class trip. Or if we wanted to save all the money and just spend
it on a few activities during the year and have a really big class
If you elect me as treasurer, I will not spend
a cent of class money on anything without consulting you because
it is your money after all, and you should have all the say in where
it goes. I would just be there to organize and make sure things
happen. Also, I would have a suggestion box in case you had ideas
for fun party or pizza nights that we could talk to the whole class
about. Like I said, everything we spend our money on is completely
up to you and that's a promise I know I can keep.
I really do think we can make this a great year.
If you elect me, I will make sure we use every penny wisely and
that you can count on my records. I'll give everything I have to
you. The only thing I am asking you for is your vote.
So vote Lauren Neale-May for Treasurer.