The 2012 GUSA Executive campaign season is upon us!

At 12:01 a.m. yesterday morning, seven tickets launched their campaigns to become the next GUSA President and Vice President. The actual election will begin February 23rd. Over the next two weeks Vox will bring you full coverage of the Hilltop showdown. From debate live blogs to candidate questionnaires, from poking fun at Youtube videos to examining various Twitter histories, we’ve got you covered. Check out our paper edition’s story published yesterday for first thoughts from each campaign.

We’ll dive right in on Monday, but for your weekend homework, here is your first introduction (in no particular order) to the eight men and six women whose names will be plastered all over campus, Twitter feeds and Facebook profile pictures for the next two weeks. Presidential candidates are listed first.

GUSA Fund head Murphy Kate Delaney (COL ’13) and African Society boardmember Michael Appau (COL ’13) have launched a campaign based on personal interaction, with a slogan of “Your Campaign for Georgetown.” (WebsiteFacebookTwitter)

GUSA senators Clara Gustafson (SFS ’13) and Vail Kohnert-Yount (SFS ’13) are emphasizing a re-dedication to Georgetown’s Jesuit identity and its tradition of academic inquiry. (WebsiteFacebookTwitter)

GUSA senator Tyler Sax (COL ’13) and GUSA Secretary of Information Technology Michael Crouch (MSB ’13) have a three-part platform, consisting of building ties across many of the student groups on campus, inspiring innovation in the way they interact with the community, and closing the loop. (Website, Facebook, Twitter)

Current FinApp Committee chair Colton Malkerson (COL ’13) and GU College Republicans chair Maggie Cleary (COL ’14) are banking on their record of achievements and experience to convince Hoyas they can achieve their comprehensive agenda. (Website, Facebook, Twitter)

GUSA Vice Speaker Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) and GUSA senator Sheila Walsh (COL ’14) describe their relative youth as an advantage, with a campaign slogan of “Cheers to the Future!” and a promise to end the disunity they say has plagued student government. (Website, Facebook, Twitter)

GUSA Deputy Chief of Staff John Morris (COL ’13) and former Executive Editor of the Hoya Lauren Weber (COL ’13) think GUSA has made great strides in recent years, but would be more student-oriented under their leadership. (Website, Facebook, Twitter)

GUSA senator Daniel LaMagna (COL ’13) and men’s basketball player Markel Starks (COL ’14), emphasizing “practical application”, want to implement detail-oriented programs in the wake of recent reforms of GUSA administration. The LaMagna-Starks ticket will officially launch its campaign on Monday.

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