SA candidates ready for election

The growing field of candidates is preparing for the Student Association elections, with only 21 days remaining.

The candidates for SA president include juniors David “Tito” Wilkinson, Casey Pond, SA Sen. Marc Abanto (U-At Large), Michael Ray Huerta and sophomore SA Sen. Nicole Capp (CCAS-U), who announced her candidacy for SA president last week during a leadership forum.

Most of the presidential candidates will be running with SA EVP candidates. Wilkinson will be running with sophomore Brand Kroeger; Pond will be running with sophomore Andrew Cooper, Abanto will be running with junior Nick D’Addario; and Huerta will be running with junior SA Sen. Chris Rotella (CCAS-U). In addition, junior Elliot Bell-Krasner will be running for SA EVP as an independent.

Last week, two candidates for president established slates for the election. Abanto created the “GW Student Union” slate and Huerta launched the “Students for Progress” slate.

Those students running for undergraduate SA Senate seats under the “The Student Union” slate include at-large candidate sophomores Richard Fowler and SA Sen. Kevin Kozlowski (ESIA-U); Columbian College of Arts and Sciences freshmen Eugene Beckley, Meghan Cassin, Will Luton, Nina Pedrad, sophomore Ogheneruemu “OG” Oyiborhoro and junior Eric Woodard; Elliott School of International Affairs freshmen Jasmine Gaskins, Ted O’Neil and sophomore SA Sen. Jessica Jacobson (ESIA-U); School of Engineering and Applied Sciences freshman Elfine Peterson; and School of Business junior SA Sen. Nathan Brill (SoB-U) and freshman Jake Lansburgh. Junior Michael Whitten, sophomores Max Holland, and Mike Rossetti will be running for seats on the Marvin Center Governing Board under Abanto’s slate. Sophomore Kristen Walker will be running for Program Board vice chair with the slate.

The “Students for Progress” candidates for the SA Senate include CCAS freshmen Tim Swenson, Josh Phillips, Adam Beck and Ytit Chauhan; ESIA freshmen Kinshasa Fowlkes, W. Hunter Patterson and Taylor Rae; and SoB freshman Ethan Elser and sophomore Supin Jairath. Junior Tim Shea will be running with Huerta’s slate for a seat on MCGB.

More students are expected to announce their candidacies for the SA Senate , MCGB, and PB in the coming weeks.

Candidates must register with the Joint Elections Committee between February 8 and Febraury 12 in order to appear on the ballot. Candidates can begin decorating the campus with posters on Feb. 16th at 7 a.m. and the general election will be held from Feb. 21 until Feb. 22. A run-off election for the top two vote-getters for SA president and executive vice president will occur from February 28 until March 1, if needed.

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