Student Association election results released
Election garners most votes in school's history
Published: Thursday, December 4, 2008
Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2009 13:02
The Student Association elections went underway yesterday afternoon, garnering the most student votes in Plattsburgh State history.
An unprecedented 60-candidate election drove one of the most involved and wide-spread SA elections, drawing almost 1,700 votes juxtaposed with last year's 1,155.
The results, which came out slightly after voting closing time at about 7 p.m., left several candidates losing by a marginal 50-100 votes.
Running unopposed for president was Lindsay Lyons, landing the most votes with a 1,276 vote plethora. Steven Booth scored a narrow win for executive vice president with 636 votes.
Morgan Pellerin won vice president of academics (560); Michelle Mora, vice president for organizations (874); Brandon Grom, vice president for central affairs (677); Kayte Taylor, unopposed, vice president for activities (1,214); Nash Sood, vice president for finance (733); Christian Amato, vice president for arts (698); and Brendan Venne, vice president for student services (1,210).
Thirty-five students ran for student senate positions - only 15 claimed a spot.
Consecutively, winners of the student senate positions include: Amy Woo (663); Jodi Powell (642); Clive Dias (599); Bindiya Giri (574); Samantha Rundle (551); Yan Yan (549); Nicholas Cappon (546); Mike White (535); Lisa Woolard (531); Jennifer Holder (525); Peter Young (522); Meghan Trim (512); Emily O Hara (498); Aaron Schwartz (493); and Tobiloba Oni (492).
Five students ran for an associate justice position, with only four faring victorious. Winners include: Nami Khwakhali (827); Carma Arthur (821); Joseph Burpoe (798); and Christopher George (767).
Andrew Krug ran unopposed for the chief justice of the student court of appeals position, gaining 1,189 votes.
The new SA referendum passed with an 88-percent landslide. The referendum called for changes to the SA constitution, among them being an increase to 21 senators and moving the election from December to November.
Total votes: 1,777
President Lindsay Lyons: 1,276
Executive Vice President Steven Booth: 636
Vice President for Academics Morgan Pellerin: 560
Vice President for Activities Kayte Taylor: 1,214
Vice President for Arts Christian Amato: 698
Vice President for Organizations Michelle Mora: 874
Vice President for Central Affairs Brandon Grom: 677
Vice President for Finance Nash Sood: 733
Vice President for Student Services Brendan Venne
Student Senate Amy Woo: 663 Jodi Powell: 642 Clive Dias: 599 Bindiya Giri: 574 Samantha Rundle: 551 Yan Yan: 549 Nicholas Cappon: 546 Mike White: 535 Lisa Woolard: 531 Jennifer Holder: 525 Peter Young: 522 Meghan Trim: 512 Emily O'Hara: 498 Aaron Schwartz: 493 Tobiloba Oni: 492
Associate Justice Nami Khwakhali: 827 Carma Arthur: 821 Joseph Burpoe: 798 Christopher George: 767
Chief Justice of the Student Court of Appeals Andrew Krug: 1,189