And The Candidates Are Announced

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Columbia Elections Board just released the official candidates for CCSC, ESC, and GSSC. We hope you’re as excited as we are.

Despite the changes to E-Board elections, only one person is not running in a full party for the CCSC Executive Board. Joseph faces two complete parties, whereas the ESC E-Board is uncontested. 2017, understandably, has the most candidates, whereas many positions in GSSC are uncontested or left without candidates. As for University Senate, CCSC has 6 candidates, ESC has 3, and GSSC has 6 as well.

Our favorite party name officially goes to “Wolf Pack.”

Yesterday's CCSC E-Board candidates photoshoot

Yesterday’s CCSC E-Board candidates photoshoot

CCSC Executive Board


  • Loxley Bennett, President
  • Mandeep Singh, VP Policy
  • Michael Li, VP Finance
  • Sheila Alexander, VP Communications
  • Sarah Yee, VP Campus Life


  • Peter Bailinson, President
  • Sejal Singh, VP Policy
  • Liam Bland, VP Finance
  • Abby Porter, VP Communications
  • Andrew Ren, VP Campus Life

No party affiliation

  • Mary Joseph, VP Campus Life

CCSC 2015 Class Council 


  • Kareem Carryl, 2015 Class President
  • Jackson Tse, 2015 Class Vice President
  • Ryan Rivera, 2015 Class Representative
  • Michael Fox­Moles, 2015 Class Representative
  • Lillian Chen, 2015 Class Representative

The People People

  • Grace Kim, 2015 Class President
  • Benjamin Schechner, 2015 Class Vice President
  • Zhaoqi Li, 2015 Class Representative
  • PJ Sauerteig, 2015 Class Representative
  • Douglas Kessel, 2015 Class Representative

CCSC 2016 Class Council

Alma Matters

  • Saaket Pradhan, 2016 Class President
  • Anne Scotti, 2016 Class Vice President
  • Richin Kabra, 2016 Class Representative
  • Sameer Mishra, 2016 Class Representative
  • Gabrielle Andrade, 2016 Class Representative

Freedom, Liberty and Freedom

  • Vivek Ramakrishnan, 2016 Class President
  • Benjamin Makansi, 2016 Class Vice President

No party affiliation

  • Polina Porotskaya, 2016 Class Representative

CCSC 2017 Class Council

Columbia Classy

  • Blake Halim, 2017 Class President
  • Solomon Seckler, 2017 Class Vice President
  • Jeff Coby, 2017 Class Representative
  • Angela Mestre, 2017 Class Representative
  • Sarah Ried, 2017 Class Representative


  • Sean Ryan, 2017 Class President
  • Adanma Raymond, 2017 Class Vice President
  • Juliana Moraes Liu, 2017 Class Representative
  • Justin Bleuel, 2017 Class Representative
  • Marshall Bozeman, 2017 Class Representative

The Heights

  • Annette Finnegan, 2017 Class President
  • Gabi Mayers, 2017 Class Vice President
  • Michael Starr, 2017 Class Representative
  • Ben Kremnitzer, 2017 Class Representative
  • Jose Treasure, 2017 Class Representative

Wolf Pack 

  • Nick Wolferman, 2017 Class President
  • Sean Choi, 2017 Class Vice President
  • Franco Maddalena, 2017 Class Representative
  • Hannah Zhang, 2017 Class Representative
  • Darius Ansari, 2017 Class Representative

No party affiliation

  • Christian Truelove, 2017 Class Representative

CCSC University Senator

  • Ramis Wadood
  • Daniel Liss
  • Michael MacKay
  • Jacob Johnson
  • Tom Borgers
  • Daniel Stone

CCSC Academic Affairs Representative

  • Thomas Arbuckle
  • Grayson Warrick
  • Ankeet Ball

CCSC Alumni Affairs Representative

  • Matthew Forrest

CCSC Student Services Representative (2 positions available)

  • Chris Godshall
  • Jonathan Etra
  • Charles Sanky
  • Mikhail Klimentov

CCSC Pre­​Professional Representative

  • Chris George

ESC Executive Board

Out of the Blue

  • Brian Wu, President
  • Malini Nambiar, VP Policy
  • Robert Ying, VP Finance
  • Joshua Boggs, VP Communications
  • Caroline Park, VP Student Life

ESC 2015 Class Council

Blue Union

  • Shensi Ding, 2015 Class President
  • Gil Feig, 2015 Class Vice President
  • Adam Sherman, 2015 Class Representative
  • Andrew Ryder, 2015 Class Representative

ESC 2016 Class Council


  • Michelle Lee, 2016 Class President
  • Chloe Blanchard, 2016 Class Vice President
  • Joshua Bazile, 2016 Class Representative
  • Ravish Rawal, 2016 Class Representative

ESC 2017 Class Council


  • Robert Adelson, 2017 Class President
  • Neha Jain, 2017 Class Vice President
  • Sidney Perkins, 2017 Class Representative
  • Jonathan Barrios, 2017 Class Representative

Spirit of SEAS

  • Rachit Mohan, 2017 Class President
  • Lara Warner, 2017 Class Vice President
  • Saiamritha Musipatla, 2017 Class Representative

ESC University Senator

  • Jillian Ross
  • Anish W. King
  • Michelle Haines

ESC Academic Affairs Representative

  • Cathy Jin
  • Harry Munroe

ESC Sustainability Liaison

  • Siddharth Ramakrishnan
  • Shane Cho

ESC’s CCSC Liaison

  • Ankit Shah
  • Radhe Patel

ESC At­Large Representatives (uncontested)

  • Larry Xiao, Pre­professional Development and Alumni Affairs Representative
  • Sarah Yang, Student Services Representative
  • Bo Fan, Director of Technology
  • Andrew Sohn, GSSC Liaison
  • Howei Chen, SGA Liaison

GSSC President

  • Peter Nason*

*Please note that according to GSSC Elections By-laws Section 9, uncontested elections for President will result in a special election following Spring Elections.

GSSC Vice President, Policy

  • Richard M. Thompson
  • Joshua Dominic

GSSC Vice President, Finance

No candidates

GSSC Vice President, Communications

  • Elizabeth Heyman

GSSC Vice President, Student Events

No candidates

GSSC University Senator

  • Hillel Lehmann
  • Andrew Lawson
  • Jin Han
  • Katharine Celentano
  • Calvin K. X. Ching
  • Umar Najeeb Mohammed

GSSC At­Large Representatives (uncontested)

  • Christina Cheung, International Students Representative
  • Neranjan de Silva, Veteran Students Representative
  • Corey Hirsch, Jewish Theological Seminary Students Representative

Working Students Representative 

No candidates

Senior Class Representatives

No candidates

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  1. ?

    Yee is running for E-Board two weeks after getting elected?

  2. Judging by the last names  

    It appears the only thing these people take into account when forming parties is diversity. Politicians, gotta love 'em.

  3. GS '13

    Looks like the "uncarinGStudents" party wins again in a landslide

  4. BSGS

    Yeah, suck it elections.

  5. really....  

    she's been serving on the Campus Life Committee for an entire year already. she's experienced with council

  6. Anonymous  

    Charles Sanky finally stepping up to take the title he already deserves! I only wish he was running for a higher office.

  7. what is this  

    a convention for a buncha circus freaks

  8. Anonymous  

    some hot people in the race if ya know who I'm talking about

  9. CC '15

    wow. huge list of assholes

    • Charles, Peter, Abby, and tons of other people on this list work tirelessly on projects to improve student life. Sejal spends like 20 + hours a week on mental health and sexual assault assault policy reform (on top of everything she does for Dems).

      Don't be a dick; lots of these people care about Columbia and work really hard to make it better.

  10. Benjamin

    Schechner is a scholar and a gentleman.

  11. hahahah  

    Don't vote for Andrew Ren. You'll thank me later

    • CC 2016  

      He's a really smart, hardworking guy - helped guide me through my freshman year when he was an RA in JJ and made my experience at CU better. I have no doubt he'll do a great job!

    • Anonymous  

      Andrew Ren is one of the most passionate and hardworking people I have met during my time at Columbia. He is actively involved in numerous aspects on campus including residential programs, community impact, mba, and governing boards. From my conversations with him- it's very clear that he not only truly cares about student life on campus but also has the drive to actually make a difference.

    • Not funny  

      Andrew is one of the most capable people at Columbia I know. He always sees the bigger picture and will act in the best interests of the student body. I VOTE ANDREW REN FOR VP OF CAMPUS LIFE

  12. Merchant

    What has Mandeep Singh done for student government in the past?

  13. LOL  

    Chloe does no work for council...

  14. Team Liam  

    Liam's one of the smartest people I've ever met and he has tons of finance experience. He'd do a really great job, too.

    Plus, he's hot.

  15. Ok  

    Always cute when politicians write their own bwog comments

  16. Liam  

    I wouldn't have put a comma after "plus" or "job." I would've said "Liam is" instead of making a contraction. I would've said Liam is "the smartest person I know" instead of "one of the smartest people" and I normally use the phrase gorgeous when describing myself. and the only things capitalized would've been "I" and the first letter of my name. just saying.

  17. Anonymous  

    Yay Charles Sanky!

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