2015 UPUA Candidates Announced, Includes Four Executive Tickets
The candidates for the Executive of UPUA’s 10th Assembly have officially been announced. According to an email from Head Elections Commissioner Meeten Doshi, five executive packets were checked out and four were returned to officially file for candidacy. The 2015 Presidential race will include three familiar pairs, while a fourth ticket includes two candidates new to UPUA.
Current UPUA Vice President Emily McDonald heads one presidential ticket and is joined by current At-Large Representative Terry Ford as the Vice Presidential candidate.
Shannon Rafferty, current At-Large Representative and Student Life Chair is also seeking the presidency, and will be running alongside Gokul Sundar, who currently serves as a Co-Director for UPUA’s Freshman Council and has served on the Assembly in the past.
College of Communications Representative Ryan Belz leads another presidential ticket into the election, and lists current At-Large Representative Zach Longstreth as his running mate. Belz has made waves for himself in UPUA since he first started, and is fairly well-known for his controversial career in student government.
The final executive ticket features Hamsa Fayed as the presidential candidate and Dylan Sundy as the potential vice president. Both are newcomers to UPUA.
Campaigning for the 2015 UPUA election will be in full-swing upon students’ return from Spring Break on March 16, and the election is set to take place on April 1. The ballot for the General Assembly elections has yet to be released, but this post will be updated when it is.
Update (2:00 p.m.): Doshi released the full list of candidates for positions as representatives in the UPUA General Assembly. The full list can be found below:
At-Large Representative (20 seats):
Fatimah Nuri Al Ali
Academic Colleges (1 seat)
College of Agricultural Sciences
College of Arts and Architecture
Smeal College of Business
College of Communications
Division of Undergraduate Studies
College of Education
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Brendan St. Thomas
College of Engineering
College of Health and Human Development
College of Information Science and Technology
College of Liberal Arts
College of Nursing
Schreyer Honors College
Eberly College of Science