Andy Buselt Elected A.S. Council President


    The slate Keep It Real won a majority of executive positions, including Andy Buselt as the new A.S. Council President, Linda Le as Vice President of Student Life and Sean O’Neal as Vice President of Finance. Triton’s Choice candidate and current Associate Vice President of Environmental and Social Justice Vanessa Garcia won Vice President External. The UCEN referendum did not pass with 2153 students voting yes and 2442 voting no. 


    The newly elected campus-wide senators are Fifi Akel (Keep It Real), Mace Alameri (One Voice), Mio White (One Voice), Michelle Wang (One Voice), Simran Anand (Keep It Real), Jordan Coburn (Keep It Real), Jehoan Espinoza (Keep It Real) and Christian Huerta (Keep It Real).

    The incoming council will go through a transition process during Week 4 and begin working during Week 5.

    The elections were not announced Friday evening as originally planned due as several slates had to respond to grievances made against their campaigns.

    A total of 24 grievances were filed, with several thrown out immediately for insufficient evidence. United was the only slate to receive no grievances. The rest were divided between Flow with the Feng, Triton’s Choice, Keep it Real, and One Voice, with 12 grievances between the latter two alone.

    A judicial board heard every grievance and gave a speaker representing each slate a chance to defend the actions under scrutiny.

    Keep it Real faced at least five grievances, including one that involved a campaign poster displayed within 50 feet of a polling station.

    The A.S. Elections Committee argued that this was a direct violation of the election bylaws, while Andy Buselt pointed out that the fraternity that requested the poster had unintentionally moved their booth into the campaign-free zone.

    The slate was ordered to give a public apology in the form of a written statement on their Facebook page.

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