Allen Abbott will serve as the Class of 2022’s fourth College Council representative following a tiebreaker vote held on Tuesday evening.
College Council’s members voted 11–2 to elect Abbott in Tuesday’s vote. The election followed a debate in which he and rival candidate Evita Duffy made the case for their candidacies before College Council and a period of deliberation by College Council.
Abbott stressed his status as a college council outsider in his speech.
“I’d be in a unique position to engage with students who aren’t engaged in the first place with College Council,” Abbott said.
The tiebreaker vote was prompted by a vacancy among the Class of 2022’s College Council representatives following the election of third-year Zebeeb Nuguse as chair. Abbott and Duffy each received two write-in ballots, forcing the College Council to vote in a tiebreaker.
Abbott will join current College Council members Dinesh Das Gupta, John Fuentes, and Harry Gardner as the Class of 2022’s representatives for the 2020–21 school year.