Amid a shortfall in College Council and Graduate Liaison to the Board of Trustees candidates, SG’s Election and Rules Committee (E&R) has extended the deadline by which prospective candidates must submit signatures to Wednesday, April 18 at 5pm. The deadline had previously been Tuesday, April 10. Candidates are required to collect a certain number of student signatures (the number varies by position) in order to qualify for the SG ballot.
As of Thursday night, there were no candidates running to represent the class of 2013 on College Council (CC), and only one candidate for the class of 2014. CC provides for four seats per undergraduate class, meaning CC risks starting off next year with as many as seven vacancies unless more second- and third-year candidates enter the race.
Though disappointed with the lack of candidates, Vice President for Administration Forrest Scofield pointed out that a relatively high number of current SG officers are running for higher positions. “Compared to previous years we have an unprecedented level of people sticking with SG,” Scofield said.
Below is the list of candidates for Slate, College Council, Community and Government Liaison, and Undergraduate Liaison to the Board of Trustees who submitted their petitions in advance of the initial April 10 deadline. More candidates may enter the race in the coming days due to the deadline extension.
Ben C. Yu - President
Mohammed Abdallah - VP Student Affairs
Nicki Cherry - VP Administration
Zihan Xu - President
Spencer Bledsoe - VP Student Affairs
Daniel Kraft - VP Administration
Renard Miller - President
Yusef al-Jarani - VP Student Affairs
Douglas Everson - VP Administration
Class of 2013
No candidates as of Thursday night
Class of 2014
Class of 2015
Community and Government Liaison:
Grace S. Park
Undergraduate Liaison to the Board of Trustees: