Classes hold elections
Associate News Editor
The Class of 2003 almost reelected the same four officers who currently represent it. The ticket of Matt Smith, Karen Lysaght, Nick Mastronardi and Josh Gentine received 48 percent of the vote, just under the 50 percent needed to automatically secure office and avoid a runoff.
"It was definitely frustrating for us," said Smith. "But at the same time, we also look at who we're running against and we consider it great that we got that high."
Smith's ticket will face Steven Henriques, Edward Pettei, Brian Ostick and Catherine Disipio in Friday's runoff.
"We've been trying to get to know as many juniors as possible," said Henriques, whose ticket received 29 percent of the vote. "We just want to make our senior year awesome. Our group is really energetic and we think we can make a difference."
Leading the election for the Class of 2005, the ticket of Jeremy Lao, Erika Bramley, Kenna Brewer and Matt Kinsella received 46 percent of the vote, also just shy of the 50 percent needed to win the election outright.
"It would have been nice to have gotten 50 percent," said Bramley, the ticket's vice presidential candidate. "But we knew that the [Stephanie] Aberger ticket was going to be very strong."
Aberger and her running mates, Joe Sweigart, Andrea Brault and Kevin Leicht, received 26 percent of the vote, enough to put the ticket in the Friday's runoff.
"I'm so excited to have made it this far," said Aberger, the presidential candidate. "My main goal for the rest of the campaign is to see increased voter turnout."
The Class of 2004 was unable to hold its election on Wednesday because late Tuesday night, a candidate from one of the tickets in the race had to withdraw. Another sophomore is now running on that ticket.
On Friday, the Class of 2004 will be able to vote for their class officers on Friday. One ticket consists of Meghan O'Donnell, Pat Millea, Shawna Monson and Sonia Wallace. Their opponents are Jon Feczko, Sean McCarthy, Richard Mordini and Joseph Saliba.
In the race for off-campus senator, Erin Cushing defeated Julie Ing by 15 votes to 11. Cushing said that as a transfer student who has never lived on campus, she would like to work through the Student Senate to make off-campus students more of a presence in dorm events and other campus activities.
Ravi Soni and Daniel Barabas, who ran unopposed, will serve in the position of off-campus co-presidents.
All News Stories for Thursday, February 28, 2002