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October 1, 2008 | by  | in Online Only | [ssba]

VUWSA Election Results

With a total 2657 votes cast in the Presidential ballot, this election has had a turnout of above 10% of voters (10% being the magical number in student elections). The victors are listed in bold, followed by those whose campaigns were unsuccessful.

President: Jasmine Freemantle 895 votes
Sonny Thomas 762 votes
William Wu 658 votes
Sean Connors 342 votes

Vice-President (Education): Freya Eng 1,783 votes
No Confidence 819 votes

Vice-President (Welfare): Seamus Brady 1,661 votes
Robert Lee Latimer 885 votes

Vice-President (Administration): Alexander Neilson 1,831 votes
No Confidence 784 votes

International Officer: Nana Wu 1,665 votes
Pengbo Jiang 856 votes

Queer Officer: Nathan Cooper 1,798 votes
No Confidence 781 votes

Environmental Officer: Georgina Hart 2,034 votes
No Confidence 549 votes

5 General Executive:
Sam Oldham 1,414 votes
Marika S Pratley 1,346 votes
Tim Wang 1,295 votes
Mariya Kupriyenko 1,138 votes
Robert Lee Latimer 1,128 votes
Kurt Sharpe 1,082 votes
Anthony Naylor 1,004 votes
Tomasi io Mocevakaca 993 votes
Bernard Thomas Stewart 969 votes

Council Rep: Jordan King 1,045 votes
Keiran Barbalich 886 votes
Robert Lee Latimer 614 votes

Publications Committee Rep: Conrad Reyners 1,977 votes
No Confidence 604 votes

The Women’s Rights Officer and Second Publications Committee Rep positions are still unfilled, and a byelection will have to take place next year. Other than that, congratulations to all the winners. Salient looks forward to working with you all next year :)


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  1. Russian Federation says:

    Let the reign of wacky feminists begin!!!

  2. Steph says:

    im very happy that bible burning tosser sonny thomas didnt get in. may all of our 2009 at vic be better for it.

  3. Derek Fagan says:

    SHIT VUWSA is screwed…
    Another year of the same fucking shit.

  4. Seriously? says:

    Oh My God. Hold on to your seats, 2009 is gonna be a bumpy ride.

  5. Jackson Wood says:

    Oh this is going to be such a fun year!

  6. Matthew_Cunningham says:

    Congrats to all who won their respective posts. I didn’t vote for all of you and I disagreed with the platforms of a few, but nevertheless I wish you all the best in your roles next year.

    Spend my money wisely! :)

  7. Liam says:

    What do people think of some kind of STV format for VUWSA elections?

  8. Jackson Wood says:

    I think that there are enough diseases going around this campus already.

  9. Liam says:

    By diseases, do you mean the majority of the candidates in this election?

  10. Michael Oliver says:

    OH BA-ZING, LIAM WENT THERE. LIAM FUCKING WENT THERE. I didn’t think he would – I-I-I-I didn’t think he would, bu-bu-but, he did. He fucking… did you see it? Did you? He… he went head first… HEAD FIRST… for the fucking… fuck…

    .. 2009, what a year, what a president, what a VUWSA, what times ahead, fuck…

    … fuck

  11. Patrick says:

    Not happy really-Another year of nothing?

    Stick around Sonny!!!

  12. ex exec says:

    haha feminazi rule begins.

  13. Byron says:

    Well, the students have spoken :-)

  14. Johnny Vegas says:

    That’s alot of no confidence right there for those for who it was applicable.

    Seriously though, only 10%? Guess students are resigned to the fact that they can’t do anything about a sizable collective chunk of their money going down a two way drain with bad plumbing.

    “Election held, students don’t give a fuck.”

  15. Michael Oliver says:

    I’m too lazy to look this up, but when was the last time VUWSA had a female president?

  16. Laura McQuillan says:

    Amanda Hill – before Jeremy Greenbrook, me thinks. But I was still at high school, so who knows.

    It is good to see a female in the president’s seat after a few years though. Not enough female representation at the top of VUWSA and Salient for my liking, but I guess that could be a reflection of the old boys club that is Vic Uni.

  17. JP says:

    My decision not to vote was indicative of my ‘no confidence’ in all candidates and the VUWSA exec as a whole.

    Oh well. Fuck the socialists, and fuck Sonny Thomas the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.

    Fuck all of it.

  18. Michael Oliver says:

    None of this would have happened if Mr. McAllister hadn’t meddled the way he did. He should have just accepted things as they are instead of trying to interfere with destiny. You see, you can’t interfere with destiny. That’s why it’s destiny. And if you try to interfere, the same thing’s going to happen anyway, and you’ll just suffer.

  19. Jasmine Freemantle says:

    Yeah, the last woman president was Amanda Hill (2004). VUWSA had a run of female presidents earlier this century: Fleur (2002), Catherine (2003), Amanda (2004).

    Fleur was the first woman president since 1994, when Juliet Gunby was in office.

    It’s also interesting to note that far more men than women even stood in the VUWSA general elections this time round, and when women candidates have stood, they tend to do electorally better than their male counterparts.

    Perhaps a project for a politics research essay?


  20. Tom M says:

    If you’re in training to be a clown, perhaps.

  21. Laura McQuillan says:

    Hmm yeah I don’t think VUWSA elections count for POLS essays..

  22. Kelly Spring says:


  23. Laura McQuillan says:

    Oh noes, me, Jackson and Kelly Spring all together on two websites…
    Hey Kelly, wanna get a mojito?

  24. Krusty says:

    “If you’re in training to be a clown, perhaps.”

    Nigel Mander who got rolled as President of VUWSA back in the 80s is a clown now…

  25. Michael Oliver says:

    VUWSA: We’ll turn that frown upside down, clown.

  26. Shitkicker McGee says:

    Wow, Nigel Mander’s a clown and Nick Kelly’s a bus driver!

  27. Wee Hamish says:

    The bus will take you to town, so turn that frown upside down, clown.

  28. Laura McQuillan says:

    Aren’t you meant to be at playgroup?

  29. Harry says:

    Meh, I’d rather have a feminist than invest my trust in a cartoon character.

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