Student Government Association Elections and Results

My first real election was during my sophomore year of high school.  It was for a class officer position and I lost.  However, I stayed involved and was able to find that my real passion was Student Council.  Throughout high school, I worked on many committees and made tons of connections.  Because of that hard work, I was elected to be Vice President of Student Council my senior year.  I was also elected as Senior Class Treasurer, which was an exciting surprise.  Through campaigning and going through the election process, I learned that the final vote never really meant the end.  I discovered that sometimes the path that I didn’t originally intend on taking was actually the perfect one for me.  After arriving at Marist, I dove straight into elections for Freshman Class President.  I worked really hard for that campaign and I met some amazing people.  I lost that election, but found my way to the SGA Senate anyways, through an open Resident Senator spot.  Six months later, elections were here again.  The big topic that everyone at Marist has been talking about has been Student Government elections.   Every year, the Student Government Association holds elections for the upcoming Senate, class boards, and the position of Student Body President.

This year, Student Government elections made history with voter participation at Marist.  According to Bryan Terry with Marist In Progress (@SGAinProgress), 1,645 Marist students voted in the election, which comes to 36.33% of the student body, the biggest percentage to vote in Marist history.  This beat the goal of the elections commission, which was 35%.  Voting for the SGA elections took place for 2 ½ days, Monday (Feb. 27) at 8:00 a.m.- Wednesday (Feb. 29) at 3:00 p.m.  The results were presented after a Town Hall meeting in the Cabaret on February 29, with a large crowd as an audience.  Here are your 2012-2013 Marist SGA members:


Class of 2015
Historian
Sarah Gaudio

Secretary
Carolyn Bugbee

Treasurer
Ignacio Andres Borbolla

Vice President
Ryan Ellman

President
Giananthony Damasco

Class of 2014
Historian
Hilary Wiggins

Secretary
Diana Dubs

 Treasurer

Alexandra Makowski

Vice President
Dillon Orr

President
Deborah Akinwunmi

 Class of 2013

Historian
Kevin Manning

Secretary
Aimee Beltramini

Treasurer
Kevin Hunker

Vice President
Alexandra Cavaliere

President
Nicholas Homler

Commuter Senator
Justin Pupa
Zain Qayyum

Resident Senator
Samantha DeVito
Courtney Lawlor
Atiq Lucas
Garrin Marchetti
Jane Tracy

Student Body President
Paul DiBlasi

            I would like to thank everyone who took time out of their day to make their voice heard and voted in the 2012 SGA elections.  If you are interested in becoming a part of the SGA team, please stop by the SGA Office on the 3rd floor of the Student Center and get some more information.  Thank you, especially, to our current Student Body President, Andrew Paulsen, for all of the work that he does with Student Government.  As he would say, “God bless, and GO RED FOXES!”

Courtney Lawlor

@ce_lawl

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