New Student Union senators elected
Published: Friday, September 21, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012 19:09
Twelve new senators were elected to the Student Union yesterday, while three senatorial positions require a revote, which is taking place today and will finish at midnight tonight.
Voter turnout was low across the board, as no position garnered more than 51 percent of eligible voters.
Alexander Burger ’16 was elected North Quad senator, winning 102 votes in one of the most active elections, where 43.6 percent of eligible voters took part. “I am excited and extremely committed to making sure that no voice goes unheard and no idea is shot down without adequate consideration,” said Burger in an email to the Justice.
Jonathan Jacob ’16 was elected Massell Quad senator in the election with the most participation of the group. With 50.3 percent of eligible voters voting, Jacob won 103 votes on his way to victory.
Biana Gotlibovsky ’15 was elected Rosenthal Quad senator, winning 32 votes in her victory over two other candidates. In an email to the Justice, Gotlibovsky said that she was “beyond excited and honored to have been elected” and that her main goal this year is to “to spread a sense of unity and friendship.”
Shukai Zhang ’15 was elected Castle senator, winning 25 votes and defeating two other candidates. In his platform, which he sent to the Justice, Zhang wrote that he hopes to make the Castle “more habitable and an even more significant figure for Brandeis.”
Ha Raum Cho ‘13 was elected Village senator, winning 45 votes in a victory over a handful of other candidates.
Daniel Schwab ’14 was elected Charles River and 567 senator, winning 19 votes as only 10.46 percent of eligible voters took part.
Daniel Marks ’14 was elected Ziv Quad senator, winning 37 votes in an easy victory with only one opponent.
Nicholas Polanco ’13 ran unopposed and was elected Foster Mods senator.
Dean Kaplan ’15 was elected Off Campus senator in a tight race, winning by only three votes over the runner-up.
Andrew Chang ’16 and Jianqiang Yao ‘16 were elected Class of 2016 senators in a race with a high participation rate of 46.38 percent.
Dennis Hermida-Gonzalez ’16 ran unopposed and was elected Transitional Year Program senator.
There were no candidates for the East Quad senator position, so the seat was not filled. There will be a new election for that position in coming weeks, according to Student Union President Todd Kirkland ’13.
The revote for the positions of Ridgewood Quad senator, Judiciary and Brandeis Sustainability Fund is taking place until midnight tonight. There was an error in the polling system for the Judiciary and BSF positions, and a tie in the voting for Ridgewood Quad senator, according to Student Union Secretary Carlton Shakes ’14.