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Candidate statements for GSA Officers

2003 GSA Sample Ballot

GSA Constitutional Amendments

Amendments to the GSA Constitution require 20 percent of voters to register a yes or no vote in order to be adopted. Proposed amendments to the constitution have been placed into two categories and voters will vote separately on these items.

Amendment A: Eliminate restriction on the number of candidates from a given department who can appear on the ballot for GSA elections.
Summary: The GSA Elections committee and Executive Board have not found a way to enforce the current restriction in a nondiscriminatory fashion. A "first come, first served" system favors incumbents; a departmental runoff system would only work if candidates were competing for the same office; adding additional criteria would discriminate against students becoming involved in the GSA for the first time. Removing the restriction allows voters to decide which candidates from a given department to support.

  • Yes, I support Amendment A
  • No, I oppose Amendment A

Amendment B: Administrative Changes and Updates
Summary: Adds mission statement; removes references to paper ballot system; clarifies appointment process for officers; simplifies terms of office; adds presidential responsibility to supervise career employees; revises officer descriptions to eliminate references to monthly paper newsletter; adds Public Relations Officer responsibility to maintain GSA website; shifts section on boards and committees from Constitution to Bylaws.

  • Yes, I support Amendment B
  • No, I oppose Amendment B

View the complete text of GSA Constitution with changes highlighted: GSA Amended Constitution PDF
(You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files. If you don't have it, go here to download it.)

GSA Referendum

Referendum to Increase the GSA Fee by $2.00 to Support Graduate Student Events and Clubs
Referendums to increase fees require 20% of eligible graduate student voters to vote yes or no in order to be adopted. The GSA has annually granted between $6,000 and $12,000 for graduate student events from a variety of funding sources. Some of these funding sources are being cut by the university. Furthermore, graduate student clubs, many at the departmental level, have been receiving less support from the university. This referendum will provide a targeted funding source to support graduate student events and graduate student clubs, to be administered by the GSA. If passed, this referendum will generate $10,000 to $12,000 annually.

  • I wish to support the GSA's mission; by voting yes on this referendum I voice my willingness to pay an additional $2.00 per quarter towards the Event and Clubs fund.
  • I do not wish to support the GSA's mission; by voting no on this referendum I voice my unwillingness to pay any additional GSA fees towards the Event and Clubs fund.

View the complete text of GSA Referendum: GSA Referenda PDF
(You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files. If you don't have it, go here to download it.)

STOP! Before voting for GSA officers, please be certain that you have completed the sections above.

2003 Candidates for GSA President (vote for one)
Candidate statements

Jason Tondro
Department of English

Joseph W. Cooke
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

2003 Candidates for GSA Executive Vice President (vote for one)
Candidate statements

Samer Fayssal
Department of Electrical Engineering

Xuan (Eric) Zhang
Department of Mechanical Engineering

2003 Candidates for GSA Vice President for Academic Affairs (vote for one)
Candidate statements

Gaurav Kumar Agarwal
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Scott Silverman
Department of Environmental Science

Peter Jensen
Department of Entomology

Jiangang Yu
Department of Electrical Engineering

Jing Yuan
Department of Mechanical Engineering

2003 Candidates for GSA Health Insurance Chair (vote for one)
Candidate statements

Anthony Avila
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Kathryn Webber
Department of English

Toby Bartels
Department of Mathematics

2003 Candidates for GSA Public Relations Officer (vote for one)
Candidate statements

Jasmine C. Payne
Department of English

U Loi Lao
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Lauren Quinn
Department of Botany and Plant Sciences

Katherine Willcox
Department of Environmental Toxicology

 
 
 
 
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