Sean Brady, Copy/Web Editor Ω
The results for the 2014 TRUSU General Election are in, with all executive positions being retaken by incumbents who ran, all unopposed advocacy positions being elected, and three new directors-at-large taking their positions.
Dylan Robinson was re-elected President with 61 per cent of the vote, Leif Douglass was re-elected as VP External with 57 per cent of the vote and Trad Bahabri ran unopposed as VP Finance, receiving the “yes” vote from 87 per cent of voters.
VP Internal was the only executive position without an incumbent. Melissa Gordon was elected to the position in the election’s closest race, taking 55.8 per cent of the vote over Pooyan Sijani.
In advocacy positions, for which all candidates ran unopposed, Elizabeth Whiting was re-elected to her position with 85 per cent of the vote. Sabina Donnelly was re-elected to her position as graduate students’ representative with 87 per cent of the vote and Nic Zdunich was re-elected as LGBTQ representative with 86 per cent of the vote.
Meshari Alanazi, previously a director-at-large with the union, was elected as international students’ representative with 88 per cent of the vote and Paige Bernard was elected as women’s representative with 87 per cent of the vote.
For directors-at-large, the top four candidates with the most votes were elected. They were Kaitlin Clement, with 671 votes; Cameron Staff, with 576 votes; Lahana Ghosh, with 549 votes; and Taylor Gluska, with 502 votes. Clement was the only director-at-large who was re-elected in that position.
Voter turnout for the election was 15 per cent.