Three GUSA Senators also hold Angert staff positions
What the FUSA?
Update 11:11: Solis says he has spoken to Swenson, who confirmed that he will resign from Angert’s staff today. According Swenson, he will probably return to Angert’s staff after the Funding Board passes the Senate’s budget, because the “conflict of interest will be over.”
11:44: Hyman has told me that for now, he is also resigning his exec position. He is unsure whether he will return once the Senate passes its budget.
What do GUSA Senators Tim Swenson (SFS `11), Sam Hyman (COL`12), and Mike Meaney (COL `12) have in common? In addition to being GUSA Senators, they’re all members of newly-elected GUSA President Calen Angert’s (MSB `11) executive staff.
While it’s not uncommon for a few Senators to jump ship after Presidential elections to secure staff positions, several Senate members agreed upon hearing this that having a foot in both camps is out of the question for Swenson, who is currently Angert’s Chief of Staff, Hyman, his Director of Campus Security, and Meaney, who is his Deputy Chief of Staff for student life.
Senators Matt Wagner (SFS `11) and Johnny Solis (SFS `11) proceeded to inform the three that they would have to choose between position or the other, and fast.
If they choose to leave the Senate, however, that will add three vacancies to the two still left after the Friendly Neighborhood Election Commission held a round of emergency elections to fill 8 of 10 Senate vacancies yesterday.
They hope to hear from them by the end of the day, but the time of this post, Solis said he had not heard from Swenson, Hyman, or Meaney. However, Solis said, Angert is aware of the situation and has agreed to let Swenson, Hyman, and Meaney know that they need to make a choice.