The Wait is Over: CCSC Deadline Passes, THREE (Updated!) Parties Face Off for E-Board
Written by Bwog Staff
The SGO was hopping tonight, as candidates filed for their positions for the upcoming CCSC election, putting an end to days of intense speculation. The CCSC President’s race was especially full of surpr
ises, as a number of rumored candidates (George Krebs, Felipe Tarud, Chris Kulawik, Josh Lipsky, Will Snider)
did not run (choosing, respectively, ’09 Class Council, University Senate, College Republicans, College Democrats, and what looks like no run at all). This hardly indicates that Michelle Diamond is running unopposed, as had also been rumored. She faces
three two opponents from the class of 2008, none of whom are affiliated with CCSC. Those candidates are Tracy Chung, Shoshana Schwartz, and Natali Segovia.
More free-floating electoral goodness after the jump!
Photos: Segovia (left), Diamond (top right), Schwartz (bottom right). No image of Chung was immediately available.
The races for Academic Affairs Representative, Student Services Representative, and University Senate appear equally crowded, if not more so. Details as to numbers and specific candidates were initially unclear due to the sheer number in the field; one member of the Elections Board was heard to remark: “Wow, there are a lot of candidates.” Bwog can confirm that Felipe Tarud has filed to run for University Senate, and Molly Conley, current 2010 Vice-President, for Student Services Representative.
Conley’s running mate in the last Class Council election, 2010 President Mark Modesitt, faces competition from two other parties, led by AJ Pascua and Maximo Cubilette, both current members of the Class Council and Presidential candidates in the last election. George Krebs and Neda Navab are both running unopposed for the top spots on their respective Class Councils, with respective running mates Mark Johnson and Calvin Sun.
Many rumors seem cleared up, but the Presidential race seems more unclear than ever. Bwog will keep you updated as the field’s parties and platforms become known, and as we get to know the candidates through debate season. May the best woman, and her party, win.
UPDATE, 12:45 AM: Bwog has learned the full field of candidates. They are as follows:
Academic Affairs Representative: Donna Desilus ’09, Kenneth Liu ’10, Scott Zaloom ’09
Pre-Professional Representative: Priyanka Gumaste ’10, Derek Hou
Student Services Representative: Molly Conley ’10, Brian Leung ’09
University Senate: Daniel Free, Philip Hadley ’09, Kevin Jiang ’10, Allan Lau ’09, Jonathan Mo ’09, Felipe Tarud ’08, Michael Topol ’10, Eric Wang ’08
2010 Class Council
Alma Matters [Remix]: Mark Modesitt (President); Jessica Becker-Venegas (Vice President); Gabriel Castillo, Lena Fan, Esha Gupta (Representatives)
Go: AJ Pascua (President); Sue Yang (Vice President); Joey Goldberg, Matt Harold, Claytoya Tugwell (Representatives)
Toga: Maximo Cubilette II (President); Alexandra Lalonde (Vice President); Charlotte Freinberg, Valerie Sapozhnikova (Representatives)
2009 Class Council
Fusion: George Krebs (President); Mark Johnson (Vice President); Heather Oh, Ian Solsky, Zahrah Taufique (Representatives)
Unaffiliated: Kelley Gasper (Representative)
2008 Class Council
[Access]: Neda Navab (President); Calvin Sun (Vice President); Scott Hughes, Rahul Jain, Stephanie Quan (Representatives)
One Columbia: Michelle Diamond ’08 (President); Alidad Damooei ’09 (VP Policy); Jennifer Choi ’09 (VP Funding); Lindsey Lazopoulos ’08 (VP Campus Life); Glenn Thompson ’08 (VP Communications)
Rebelcc: Tracy Chung ’08 (President); Katrina Ciraldo ’08 (VP Policy); Tim Paulin ’08 (VP Funding); Josie Duffy (VP Campus Life); Paul Soto ’08 (VP Communications)
Revolve: Shoshana Schwartz ’08 (President); Rahel Aima ’10 (VP Policy); Lillian Udell ’10 (VP Funding); Samantha Stanton ’09 (VP Campus Life); Gabriella Ripoll ’10 (VP Communications)
Voice: Natali Segovia ’08 (President); Mallory Carr ’09 (VP Policy); David Coates ’08 (VP Funding); Marbre Stahly-Butts ’08 (VP Campus Life); Nirvikar Jassal ’10 (VP Communications)
UPDATE, 1:05 AM: Shoshana Schwartz pulled the Revolve Party out of the race with this statement:
“The Revolve Party decided to run on the expectation that the One Columbia Party was running an uncontested race. The Revolve Party does not have any specific objections to the One Columbia Party, and in fact has a positive view of the One Columbia Party. However, we felt that for the sake of democracy, an uncontested election would not be beneficial to the community. As two other parties announced
surprise decisions to run, the Revolve Party has decided that it will no longer run for CCSC.”
And then there were three.