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SGA candidates announced for 2016 elections

By Anthony Chiusano

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The University of Massachusetts Student Government Association has released all nominated candidates and write-in candidates for its spring 2016 elections, including those who are running for the positions of president/vice president and trustee.

Anthony Vitale/Nick Rampone, Khalif Nunnally-Rivera/Maija Hall and Adam Ladd/Max Teibel will run for president/vice president, while Josh Odam is the only trustee candidate.

Vitale currently holds the position of secretary of finance while Nunnally-Rivera is the secretary of diversity for the SGA.

Candidates running for president/vice president will debate and further discuss their plans at the SGA Executive Debate held on March 10 at the Cape Cod Lounge in the UMass Student Union.

Besides the three positions that will participate in the debate, there are 45 nominated candidates and seven write-in candidates for senator positions. Write-in candidates may tell the SGA’s election commission of their candidacy until elections close.

According to the SGA’s website, there are 14 seats available for the class of 2019, 12 for the class of 2018 and 12 for the class of 2017. This is the first SGA election where senate positions will be filled based on candidates’ class years.

All nominated candidates will be allowed to begin campaigning starting March 8 at midnight, according to an email sent to candidates by the elections commission. All campaign materials, including posters and online methods, have to be approved by the elections commission before being utilized starting March 8.

The email also stated that each president/vice president and trustee candidate will be allotted $550 in campaign credit to use at student businesses while those running for senator will get $75.

SGA election polls will open on Campus Pulse starting Monday, March 20 at midnight and will close on Wednesday, March 23 at 11:59 p.m.

Listed below are all the candidates and write-in candidates going for senator positions:

Class of 2019:

Matt D’Amico

Katherine Joseph

Tess Manderville

Cobi Frongillo

Raghu Bhardwaj

Alexander Corcoran

Sarah Nordberg

Ashley Mulligan-DeGregorio

Emilia Beuger

Bradley Smith

Alexander Strassis

Mei Rockwell-Postel

Nicholas P. Goetz

Andrew Friday

Justin Bates

Nancy Symmes

Phillip Cross

Clare McGladrigan

Shannon Nagle

Ryan Mahan

Zachary Best

Cameron Pressey

Mike Connors

Nathalia Cordeiro

Manaf Abdallah

Conrad Joyal

Sahida Reid

Amanda Pinto

Class of 2018:

Derek Dunlea

Jessica Titus

Cassidy Kotyla

Hadiya Williams

Zareb Noel

Rachel Teevens

Cole J. Coccitto

Katie Quinn

Bobby Malinn

Mark Hochberg

Megan Siwek

Class of 2017:

Adison Brown

Jessica Williams

Joseph Kerlin-Smith

Esther Odame

Write-in candidates:

Gaelle F. Rigaud — Class of 2018

Patrick Malone — Class of 2018

Steven Bowe — Class of 2018

Anton Tikhomirov — Class of 2017

Jennifer Hirst — Class of 2017

Amelia Vinciguerra — Class of 2017

J.J. Seah — Class of 2017

Jeremy Tibbetts — Class of 2017

Anthony Chiusano can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @a_chiusano24.

Correction: This article previously stated that Nick Rampone was the SGA’s current undersecretary of development and promotion. Rampone stepped down from this position in January.

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