Thorpe could get violations; senators-elect to meet
Student Association President-elect Lamar Thorpe is facing two campaign complaints that will be aired by the Joint Elections Committee.
The election oversight body found probable cause in two complaints filed against Thorpe, a junior, stemming from the election that took place in March and early April.
One regards distribution of unapproved campaign material while the other involves a late return of his financial records. The JEC will hold two hearings this week; if Thorpe receives a total of nine violations he would become ineligible for the SA presidency. Thorpe does not have any violations yet and it is unclear how many violations he could be charged with if found at fault in the two hearings – it could be more than two.
Next week the Senate-elect will meet on Tuesday to form committees and familiarize themselves with one another and Senate procedure. Each SA senator must sit on one of four committees within the Senate. This year’s Senate will meet for a final time on April 25. On May 5, the new SA president, executive vice president and senators will be sworn in at Kogan Plaza.