Welcome to Election Central, your spot for keeping up to date on everything having to do with this year’s Spring Elections. In this election, you will be voting for next year’s SGA leadership team. Our eleven branches bring you everything from concerts, to the newspapers on campus, to political speakers, diversity celebrations, late-night activities, Homecoming, pizza bagels in the Pause, student representation to the Board of regents, connections with alumni, funding for student organizations, and so much more than can be grammatically crammed into one sentence. The candidates in this election are all already well established campus leaders and you may even recognize some of your friends on the ballot.

If you are considering running (and we recommend you do!), please check the candidate information below. Everyone else, check back often to find out who your candidates are and check out their platform! Then, vote with the rest of campus on March 11th and 13th!
 

Spring Elections

General Election Results

Hey Olaf! I like the way you vote! This year we had a unprecedented 1444 voters turn out at the polls today, a new record! Nice Work! Next year’s student leadership, chosen by you, is below. Everyone campaigned very well! For those who lost your races, we hope you continue to stay involved in SGA and as student leaders in other capacities. Thank you for making this a competitive and fun race. That’s all for now. The vote counts are below. Happy Spring Elections!

SGA President and Vice President

  • Rachel Palermo and Nick Stumo-Langer: 896
  • Dan Frankenfeld and Will Seabrook: 417

ADC Coordinator

  • Janna Jansen: 688
  • Christian Dwyer: 459

DCC Coordinator

  • Roger Ntawukulityayo: 604
  • Nilakshi Biswas: 602

BORSC Chair

  • Evan Davis: 1154

MEC Coordinator

  • Ben Ronning: 343
  • Rose Dennis: 790

PAC Coordinator

  • Emma Youngquist: 1142

Pause Co-Coordinator

  • Andrew O’Neill and Nathan Hartwig: 1170

SAC Coordinator

  • Brandon Cash: 1136

SOC Coordinator

  • Jocelyn Sarvady: 1092

VN Coordinator

  • Rory Anderson: 1092

Curriculum Senator

  • Andrew Parr: 598
  • Olivia Slack: 644

Environmental Senator

  • Will Lutterman: 1090

Student Life Senator

  • Kyle Wilmar: 398
  • Tyler Benning: 644

Intercampus Liaison

  • Joe Briesemeister: 496
  • Hamsitha Dontamsetty: 625

Referendum: To remove the Student Alumni Association Coordinator position from the SGA Constitution and add the Student Alumni Liaison position

  • Yes we do: 859
  • No we do not: 204

Referendum: To remove the Faculty Governance Committee and Faculty Life Committee Senators from the SGA Constitution

  • Yes we do: 718
  • No we do not: 319

Referendum: We as a student body call for renewed and assertive action towards institutionalized sustainable policies by the administration in partnership with student-led efforts

  • Yes we do: 731
  • No we do not: 116

Election Bylaws and Policy Manual

Please familiarize yourself with the relevant election Bylaws and Policy Manual. They contain important guidelines to ensure a smooth, positive, and effective campaign.
Bylaws
Policy Manual

 

Election Positions

Click on each position to view the candidates and their profiles. Primary Elections are the March 11th and the general elections will be held on the 13th. happy Voting!

This position is currently going through a process of revision and consolidation in the SGA Senate. It is likely that this position will not exist next year in its current form. If you have questions about this position, please contact John Schwirtz (schwirtz@stolaf.edu).

This position is currently going through a process of revision and consolidation in the SGA Senate. It is likely that this position will not exist next year in its current form. If you have questions about this position, please contact John Schwirtz (schwirtz@stolaf.edu).

This position is currently going through a process of revision and consolidation in the SGA Senate. It is likely that this position will not exist next year in its current form. If you have questions about this position, please contact John Schwirtz (schwirtz@stolaf.edu).

Candidate Profiles

Each candidate is encouraged to fill out a candidate profile to advertise yourself to the student body. You can find the profile form here.
 

Application Due-Date

Applications are due at 5:00pm to the Office of Student Activities on Wednesday, February 26th. All those running will be notified of their confirmed status by 5:00 pm on the 28th. There will be a mandatory Campaign Training Session before campaigning begins on Sunday March 2nd at 7:30 pm in Buntrock Commons 143. Primaries voting will take place on Oleville from 9:00am-9:00pm on Tuesday, March 11th.
 

Election Schedule

  • Application Materials due 2/26, 5pm
  • Mandatory Campaign Training 3/2, 7:30pm
  • Candidate Forum, 3/9 7:30pm
  • Primary Elections, 3/11 9:00am – 9:00pm
  • General Elections, 3/13 9:00am – 9:00pm

Have questions? Email the Election Commission at springelections2014@stolaf.edu