Anna Bucks, Deniz Ekren & Abrafi Kusi and Sam Asfahani were victorious in three of the most closely contested elections this year.
The results of this weeks Summer Term YUSU elections reveal twenty-three new officers elected to seventeen positions, including the Union Council, York Sport Committee and Racial Equality Committee.
The closest race, and that with the highest turnout, in this term’s elections was that of Racial Equality Officer. Deniz Ekren & Abrafi Kusi emerged victorious despite strong competition from Riku Heikkila & Harin Karunakaran. The race was not won until the fourth stage of the transferable vote, when Ekren & Kusi were able to beat the quota set. Ekren & Kusi will sit on Union Council.
The other officer to take a seat on Union Council will be Anna Bucks, who was elected as Chair of the York University Media Committee today. Bucks beat candidate Mike Regan by a comfortable margin and will represent the YUM Committee on Council, a position reintroduced by YUSU Societies and Communications Officer Rory Shanks this year. Third candidate Richard Mitchell withdrew earlier in the week.
The closest of the York Sport Committee elections was that of Development Officer, with only ten votes separating candidates Sam Asfahani and Dane Moore. Langwith Chair Asfahani was victorious and will take the seat on the York Sport Committee, one of seven officers elected to the committee this term.
The following positions were also filled:
Within York Sport Committee:
College Referees Officer: Kate Copson
College Sport Officer: Paul Guest
Communications Officer: Lewis Colam
Fundraising Officer: Matt Thomas
Tournament Secretary: Isobelle Miller, Rory McGregor
Treasurer: Rosamund Wood
Within Racial Equality Committee:
Secretary: Tulsi Patel
Press & Publicity: Krista Carnegie
Ordinary Member: Man Hei (Patrick) Kwok, Sally Ngo
Within Women’s Committee:
Black Women’s Rep: Mandi Madavo
Ordinary Member: Amy Arabella Benziane
Within Entertainments Committee:
Ent’s Assistant: Ollie Todd, Tara Jessop
Within Environment & Ethics Committee:
Ordinary Member: Claire Nattrass
Within Campaigns Committee:
Ordinary Member: Alice Longhurst
Within Rules & Revisions Committee:
Ordinary Member: Jonathon Carr, Scott Murphy