Election Results

The results are in! Over 6500 people voted in this election, which is apparently the highest turnouts in the past several decades. Yay democracy!

The results:

Blake Frederick
-apparently he only won by 46 votes- quite a far cry from last year…

VP Academic
Johannes Rebane

VP Finance
Tom Dvorak

VP External
Tim Chu

VP Administration
Crystal Hon

Board of Governors

Michael Duncan
Bijan Ahmadian

I can’t say there are any real surprises (at least, for me), other than Crystal Hon- I’ve heard good things about her, so congratulations for unseating an incumbent! I feel like this will be a good team for next year- a combination of some fresh blood, experience, and what I feel is a fairly diverse group of students. I’m saddened by Andrew Carne not getting a seat on the BoG, as I feel that he would have made an excellent candidate. But there you have it! Congratulations to next year’s executive, and congratulations also to all those who ran in the election- you’ve contributed something valuable to democracy and to this election. So congrats to all!

Thanks also to the Twitter function on the UBC Spectator page- I wasn’t able to be there for the announcement due to my being quite sick right now, so it was greatly appreciated.

[gerald notes: this is terrifying; I just came in to write this post and here it was.]


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  1. yay!!!!

    go crystal!!

    this is the best day of my life.

    i had too many beers at the gallery.

    congrats to everybody!

    Posted by Ashley | February 5, 2009, 12:12 am
  2. 7 spots, 1 woman= diverse?!?

    Posted by Stephanie Ryan | February 5, 2009, 9:52 am
  3. I agree with Steph. Where are UBC’s women in this political story!?

    Posted by maayan kreitzman | February 5, 2009, 12:08 pm
  4. in the comments section, it appears.

    Posted by Gerald | February 5, 2009, 4:52 pm
  5. More women were elected by % than those who ran. The electorate loves the ladies, apparently. Now if only they were given more options.

    Also, Geraldzing.

    Posted by Alex Lougheed | February 6, 2009, 12:48 am
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