Mike Meaney (SFS ’12) and Greg Laverriere (COL ’12) have won the Georgetown University Student Association presidential election. Meaney and Laverriere won against Jed Feiman (COL ’12) and Henry Sims (COL ’12) in the fourth round of instant-runoff voting with1,612 of 2660 votes, according to an email from Election Commissioner Adam Giansiracusa.
Charlie Joyce (COL ’12) and Paige Lovejoy (COL ’12) made it to the third round runoff. Ace Factor (COL ’12) and James Pickens (COL ’12) made it to the second round.
There were 68 write-in votes and 2,893 total votes. Voting in the instant-runoff election ended at midnight on Friday.
Georgetown music sensation Tate Tucker(COL ’14) and Hoyas forward Hollis Thompson (COL ’13) have thrown their support behind Jed Feiman (COL ’12) and Henry Sims’ (COL ’12) candidacy for the GUSA executive positions via a music video.
The results are in — Jed Feiman (COL ’12) and Henry Sims (COL ’12) won our GUSA election straw poll with a shade more than 33 percent of the vote.
Trailing a bit less than 10 points back are Mike Meaney (SFS ’12)and Greg Laverriere (COL ’12), with the Ace Factor (COL ’12) / James Pickens (COL ’12) and Charles Joyce (COL ’12) / Paige Lovejoy (SFS ’12) tickets almost 20 points behind.
However, don’t assume Feiman-Sims is a shoo-in just yet. Although we’re awfully proud of the 755 votes in our poll, last year’s GUSA election drew more than 3,100 votes. (And more than 2,600 votes were cast in the election before that.) Plus, the instant-runoff voting system that’ll be used on Thursday means that a plurality doesn’t guarantee a win — but nonetheless, it’s a sign of strong support for Feiman-Sims.
In their proposed budget, Jed Feiman (COL ’12) and Henry Sims (COL ’12) plan to continue the allocation of $3,000 toward LSAT and GRE familiarization classes started by current Georgetown University Student Association President Calen Angert (MSB ’11).
The pair is also proposing $8,440 for future initiatives, but does not outline what these are in the budget proposal.
The Feiman-Sims budget proposal can be found after the jump.
Charlie Joyce (COL ’12) and his running mate Paige Lovejoy (SFS ’12) have requested $20,000 for the Georgetown University Student Association in their budget proposal.
In their proposal, the candidates are requesting $500 for the creation of a website that would consolidate the answers to the most commonly asked questions by Georgetown students. They have also requested $1750 for the start-up costs of a Georgetown farmers’ market.
Read the Joyce-Lovejoy budget proposal after the break.
This Thursday at 7 p.m. the four candidates for the Georgetown University Student Association presidency will participate in a debate.
Election Commission member Ryan Gavigan (COL ’11) will moderate the debate between Charlie Joyce (COL ’12), Mike Meaney (SFS ’12), Ace Factor (COL ’12), and Jed Feiman (COL ’12). Yours truly, along with a reporter from The Hoya, will join Gavigan at the moderator’s table.
Going by our namesake, we here at Vox Populi welcome your question suggestions—serious or humorous—in the comment section below.
As long as everything works out, we will also have a liveblog and will be live tweeting the debate.