The Twelves Have Their Leader

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real partyAbout half the College freshman class turned out to vote on Tuesday for this year’s 2012 leadership, and after a short hiccup created by switching over to a new electronic voting system (Miami-Dade here we come?) results are out! The REAL Party – headed up by President Erik Kogut and VP Hannah Wilentz – won with 34 percent of the vote, beating out their closest rivals, Mason Fitch and Cindy Pan of Vision 2012, by a comfortable 14 points.

It’s a surprise win over the early-peaking New York Connection, which came out narrowly ahead about three weeks ago in the Facebook Primary (and REAL didn’t even have a website – see their platform here). Rounding out the Kogut-Wilentz administration are Reps Diego Arango of the REAL Party, Akito Terasaki of Candor, and Sarah Chai of Vision 2012.

This year for the first time, first-years were able to indicate their choices of President and Vice President separately. Although the votes were then totaled for the final results – meaning that candidates of different parties could never end up in the same administration, a la Obama-Palin – it does shed additional light on the popularity contest. In this case, Kogut actually won 38 percent of presidential votes, while Wilentz only garnered 31 percent.

“We’re trying to pick up as much of the student body wants,” explained Elections Board chairman James Bogner. 


Full results posted after the jump.


187 | Erik Kogut       

121 | Mason Fitch        

105 | Rolando Rodriguez  

  61 | Gavin Newton-Tanzer

  22 | Sahil Gupta        

Vice President

154 | Hannah Wilentz

115 | Cindy Pan     

  98 | Alice Zhang   

  94 | Jasmine Senior

  31 | Saahil Patel 


169 | Diego Arango      

137 | Akito Terasaki    

134 | Sarah Chai        

128 | Kenny Durell      

121 | Keith Miao        

103 | Susan Thomas     

  97 | Brandon Chrisotphe

  95 | Alana Tung        

  78 | Noruwa Agho       

  55 | Holly Dykstra     

  32 | Suhaydee Tejeda   

  28 | Syed Hossain      

  24 | Sanjiv Mehta      

  21 | Richard Huang 

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  1. ...

    VERY RARE for a 3-party team to win a CCSC election... hasn't happened in recent years...

  2. diego arango  

    this year's sean udell?

  3. oh.hello.there  

    I yelled out loud when I saw this, so glad they won.

  4. The King of Spain

    I did not approve this allegedly Real party.

  5. I heart  

    Hannah Wilentz and her ambiguously oriented male friends.

  6. Oh yeah?  


  7. sev  

    they had the best posters, of course they won

  8. Hey Bwog  

    your link to their platform doesn't work.

    k thnx

  9. as much

    as the expression on erik kogut's face in the posters just made him exponentially punchable, i do have to admit Real Party's posters were pretty damn good

  10. Anonymous  

    What the hell's a Sean Udell?

  11. Anonymous  

    The Real Party has quite the comprehensive platform that they have to live up to, especially since the entire party's elected there's no excuse. The twelves are either gonna have one hell of a year or there's gonna be some booing spring 2009 (if anyone gives a crap)

    • olderguy

      student councils don't have nearly as much sway as they lead you to think during campaigning. Also they're taking on a most ferociously red-tape-happy administration. It's like feeding children to the lions... wait a minute...

      And because I'm a creepy history geek, Hannah is Princeton historian Sean Wilentz's (CC '72) daughter. Good job making the right choice Hannah!

      ...the only reason I know about him is because you can't take a Foner class without reading Wilentz.

  12. ...

    lmao cindy pans such a whore

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