2014 ASUC general election results

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Michael Drummond/Senior Staff

The following are the results of the 2014 ASUC general election, as announced at Thursday night’s tabulation at 7 p.m. in the Valley Life Sciences Building.

This year’s election — which was held April 8, 9 and 10 — drew 11,926 voters to the polls, the lowest turnout since the 2011 ASUC general election. Last year’s election saw a record number of voters, with 15,430 people participating.

During the election, voters ranked candidates in order of preference. After the calculation of first rank choices, the votes that would have gone to those with the least number of votes are redistributed to whomever the voter ranked second. The process continues until a clear winner emerges.

If a candidate reaches a certain quota, the election tabulator will not calculate any more votes for that candidate. This is because even if another candidate were to receive all other votes, they would still not defeat the candidate who reaches quota.

President: Pavan Upadhyayula (Student Action)

After redistribution:

  • Pavan Upadhyayula (Student Action) — 4982
  • Naweed Mohabbat (CalSERVE) — 3804

First rank:

  • Pavan Upadhyayula (Student Action) — 4315
  • Naweed Mohabbat (CalSERVE) — 3195
  • Pierre Bourbonnais (BearFeed.org) — 1672
  • David Douglass (Defend Affirmative Action Party) — 474
  • Raman Veerappan (Independent) — 306

Executive Vice President: Justin Kong (CalSERVE)

  • Justin Kong (CalsERVE) — 3709
  • Jasmine Guillen (Defend Affirmative Action Party) — 1541

External Affairs Vice President: Caitlin Quinn (CalSERVE)

  • Caitlin Quinn (CalSERVE) — 3771
  • Nicolas Jaber (Independent) — 2296
  • Gabriela Padilla (Defend Affirmative Action Party) — 910

Academic Affairs Vice President: Jeanette Corona (CalSERVE)

  • Jeanette Corona (CalSERVE) — 3237
  • Alison McDonald (Defend Affirmative Action Party) — 1351

Student Advocate: Rishi Ahuja (Independent)

  • Rishi Ahuja (Independent) — 3140
  • Sayedah Mosavi (Defend Affirmative Action Party) — 1788

ASUC Senate: 7 Student Action, 7 CalSERVE, 1 CalSERVE-Cooperative Movement Party, 3 SQUELCH!, 2 independent

After redistribution:

  • Austin Pritzkat (Cooperative Movement – CalSERVE) — 540
  • Ori Herschmann (Student Action) — 540
  • Grant Genske (SQUELCH!) — 540
  • Dree Kavoussi (SQUELCH!) — 540
  • Melissa Hsu (CalSERVE) — 540
  • Juan Heredia (CalSERVE) — 540
  • Haley Broder (CalSERVE) — 540
  • Sid Puri (Independent) — 540
  • Marium Navid (Independent) — 540
  • Paul Lee (Student Action) — 540
  • King Xiong (CalSERVE) — 534
  • Yordanos Dejen (CalSERVE) — 501
  • Bo Nguyen (Student Action) — 479
  • Vinay Ramesh (Student Action) — 468
  • Eric Gabrielli (Student Action – Unite Greek) — 462
  • Hannah Frankl (Student Action – Unite Greek) — 457
  • Lavanya Jawaharlal (CalSERVE) — 444
  • Tanay Nandgaonkar (Student Action – Apple Engineering) — 442
  • Madison Gordon (SQUELCH!) — 409
  • Baltazar Dasalla (CalSERVE) — 391

First rank:

  • Austin Pritzkat (Cooperative Movement – CalSERVE) — 540
  • Ori Herschmann (Student Action) — 540
  • Grant Genske (SQUELCH!) — 540
  • Dree Kavoussi (SQUELCH!) — 497
  • Juan Heredia (CalSERVE) — 481
  • Sid Puri (Independent) — 461
  • Paul Lee (Student Action) — 442
  • King Xiong (CalSERVE) — 422
  • Melissa Hsu (CalSERVE) — 412
  • Haley Broder (CalSERVE) — 402
  • Marium Navid (Independent) —  388
  • Yordanos Dejen (CalSERVE) — 385
  • Vinay Ramesh (Student Action) — 374
  • Lavanya Jawaharlal (CalSERVE) — 350
  • Eric Gabrielli (Student Action – Unite Greek) — 349
  • Tanay Nandgaonkar (Student Action – Apple Engineering) — 343
  • Hannah Frankl (Student Action – Unite Greek) — 334
  • Bo Nguyen (Student Action) — 333
  • Baltazar Dasalla (CalSERVE) — 302
  • Henna Kaushal (Independent) — 298

Student Technology Fee Referendum: Passed

  • Yes — 4627
  • No — 4520
  • Abstain — 2779

Megan Messerly is the executive news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @meganmesserly.

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  • QueerActivist

    Congratulations Daily Cal on rigging the election through misinformation and smears against Naweed. Very well played that you published the unprofessional op-ed against him the day before voting started. http://www.dailycal.org/2014/04/08/letter-mohabbats-stance-divestment-clear-focus/

    This will go down as the dirtiest ASUC election in recent history. http://www.dailycal.org/2014/04/11/keep-asuc-election-classy/

    • Naweed420

      well i mean also the “smear” turned out to be 100% true.

    • JustActivist

      Seriously…when are you going to stop? Didn’t even cast a vote for president, but for neutral people like myself, do you really think you’re doing calserve a favor with your excessive comments on dailycal articles. You just come off as an immature crybaby. Unless you’re really part of student action…and this is all part of an elaborate scheme to pretend to defend calserve but in the process just sound like a dumbass to make them look bad…..then well played student action.

    • Mel Content

      So why should anyone take anyone with a handle like yours seriously?

      • Sherman Boyson

        Please do not feed the troll, folks.

        • QueerActivist

          Yeah, it looks like Mel is a homophobe.

  • Guest

    How many votes did Naweed get?