Judicial Council announces two tickets for student body president, vice president
Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The Judicial Council announced two tickets for the upcoming elections for the offices of student body president and vice president.
Juniors Becca Blais and Sibonay Shewit along with juniors Rohit Fonseca and Daniela Narimatsu Felippe both received the requisite 700 signatures to be eligible for the electoral process.
A debate is scheduled for Feb. 6, and the candidates have also been invited to a forum with the student group We Stand For on Feb. 2. The election will take place Feb. 8.
If neither ticket receives a majority of the vote, a run-off will take place between the two. Should that be the case, a second debate is set for Feb. 12, and the final election will take place Feb. 14., according to the Judicial Council’s website.
The winning ticket will take office for the 2017-2018 term April 1, succeeding current student body president Corey Robinson and Blais, who is also the current student body vice president.
The Blais-Shewit ticket emphasizes “innovation, transparency and consistent outreach” according to official campaign materials.
Blais and Shewit include offering better follow-up resources and support for victims of sexual assault, hiring a Diversity and Inclusion officer to oversee student training and pushing the University to offer free STD testing in St. Liam’s.
The Fonesca-Narimatsu campaign is focused on “serving the community and guiding with a purpose,” according to their platform.
Fonesca and Narimatsu include moderated roundtable debates amongst groups of students, publishing a quarterly report on reported sexual assaults, Monday morning prayers with the student body president and broadening the Grab and Go options.