Judicial Council sanctions Dugan-Pozas Garza ticket for unethical behavior
Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The Election Committee of Judicial Council announced in a press release early Tuesday it is issuing a sanction to the Dugan-Pozas Garza ticket in response to multiple violations of the Judicial Council’s election regulations.
The Dugan-Pozas Garza ticket is required to “cease all campaigning activity indefinitely” for the rest of its time in the election cycle, the release said. This includes, but is not limited to, the run-off election period and debate.
The group determined juniors Michael Dugan and Ricardo Pozas Garza, candidates for student body president and vice president, respectively, violated Section 17.1(h) of the student body constitution, which reads: “Candidates may not be involved in or instruct others to engage in any unethical behavior as detailed in 17.1(i).”
The committee also said the Dugan-Pozas Garza ticket violated Section 17.1(i) of the student body constitution, which states: “Candidates are expected to behave ethically at all times. Unethical behavior will be penalized by the Election Committee of Judicial Council.” Examples of such behavior include “covering or defaming other candidates’ posters, insulting or defaming other candidates and harassment or misconduct toward any election officials.”