by: Ashley Quinton
News and Politics Writer
The University of Windsor’s Student Alliance general election unofficial results are in.
Jeremiah Bowers, the Presidential incumbent won with 804 votes against Anthony Dalla Bona with 688 votes, and 134 students declining to vote.
Bowers says the win feels great and overall this year’s election went very smoothly, “honestly this election was very positive with all of the outstanding work each candidate did. That’s the thing with the UWSA elections, it’s always a better election when the candidates are putting their most into it.”
Bowers commended his opponent Dalla Bona, “my counterpart Anthony did a phenomenal job. He has definitely been stepping up the campaign game.”
Going into another term as President, Bowers says connecting with students is his main goal.
“Outreach is the biggest priority on the agenda. What I realized during the campaign, is that no one really knows what the UWSA is.”
Bowers says a student made a comment to him during campaigning period that the general membership only see their elected representatives during the campaign period. “I think we owe it to our students who voted for us to be out on the front lines and be engaging them and to show this is what we are doing for you and we really do want to improve your student experience. We shouldn’t be making our members come to us, we should be going out of our way to see them.”
Bowers’s win follows a public statement issued by the UWSA earlier today claiming Dalla Bona did not meet the eligibility requirements to be President anyway because he was removed from the UWSA Board in 2017. The UWSA policy says a candidate who has been removed from the board within the last year is ineligible to run. However, Dalla Bona’s defeat at the hands of Bowers made his disqualification a non-issue.
Ahmed Abdallah won the VP of Student Services position with 441 votes, only 2 votes more than runner-up Selina McCallum.
Sheldon Harrison won the VP of Finance and Operations post with 838 votes.
Admira Konjic will remain the VP of Student Advocacy with a total of 891 votes.
The official results will be ratified following a 14-day grace period during a Board meeting.
The UWSA’s website is currently down but the unofficial results are available on The Lance’s website.
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