2019 Election Results

Total Number of Voters    

Overall                  588           

Undergraduate    492

Graduate               96  

Student Trustee (voted on by both undergraduate and graduate students)

Kush Patel                                                      84%  Winner

Undergraduate Student Government President/Vice President

Samantha Zeno/Alexander Killian                78%   Winner

Graduate Student Assembly President

Jamila Gilliam                                                 95%  Winner

Graduate Student Assembly Vice President

Olivia Averson                                                42.7%  Winner

Krystal-Gayle                                                   41.7%

Jack Whitacre                                                  15.6%

Graduate Student Assembly Treasurer

Jennifer York                                                  54.2%  Winner

Donald Jenkins                                                29.2%

Haily Piccinin                                                   13.5%

Ryan Himes                                                     3.1%

Referendum Question 1 - Action  (voted on by undergraduate students only)

Do you support the implementation of a nominal fee to increase the subsidy on MBTA passes for students at UMass Boston? The new fee will be called “UMass Boston MBTA Subsidy Fund.” The fee will be $20, and will be collected from all undergraduate students as a non-waivable, per-semester fee. The money collected from this fee will be used to further subsidize the MBTA passes for students, and will not be utilized for any other purpose. Currently, the MBTA only provides an 11 percent discount to students on semester passes. With the additional funds raised through the UMass Boston MBTA Subsidy Fund, this percentage could multiply several times over. Because demand for MBTA passes may increase when the subsidy is raised, the starting subsidy will be 50 percent. Passes will be sold at this percentage off until the money in the fund is exhausted, at which point the subsidy will return to the 11 percent already provided by the MBTA. At the end of each academic year, pass sales will be collated and the subsidy will be adjusted based on the number of sales any amount remaining in the fund. The subsidy will not drop below 50 percent. If a situation ever arises where the MBTA becomes free for all to use, or the MBTA ever decides to fully subsidized student passes, then the fee created in this referendum would no longer be collected. A YES vote will create the UMass Boston MBTA Subsidy Fund, all proceeds from which would be used to increase the subsidy students receive from the MBTA from 11 percent to at least 50 percent. A NO vote will mean no change to the current MBTA subsidy of 11percent. 

Yes                                                                   52.4%  (passes)

No                                                                   47.6%

Referendum Question 2- Action  (voted on by undergraduate students only)

Do you support an increase in the Student Activity fee by $11.50 per semester for the 2019-2020 academic year? The benefits of this increase could include more discounted tickets offered by Student Activities, greater funding for club programming, and more events to be hosted by the Student Arts and Events Council. 

No                                                                   52%  Winner (does not pass)

Yes                                                                48%

Undergraduate Student Government Senators

Erin Noel

 

8.6%

Ursula Barth

 

7.6%

Kush Patel

 

6.6%

Cynthia Pages

 

6.2%

Alessandra Zona

 

5.7%

Ashley Ross

 

5.4%

Maurice Roberson

 

5.4%

Michelle Martens

 

5.3%

Miren Parkinson

 

5.2%

Laura Goggin

 

5.2%

Ramla Hagi

 

5.1%

Cora Cluett

 

4.0%

Ofelia Cohen-Odiaga

 

3.1%

Shireen Singh Saini

 

3.1%

Farrin Khan

 

2.9%

Leiron Perez

 

2.8%

Joery Cyriaque

 

2.4%

Jake Bates

 

2.3%

Alexander Killian

 

1.9%

Layanie Oscar

 

1.9%

Emmanuel Prince

 

1.4%

Alexander Pease

 

1.3%

Anne-Christine Bordes

 

1.2%

Mitchell Cameron

 

1.1%

Bailey Richards

 

1.0%

Denis Kakembo

 

0.7%

Bryan Sason Susanto

 

0.7%

Falianne Forges

 

0.6%

Frantzcia Cesar

 

0.5%

Ahnaf Eram

 

0.4%

Antra Chouksey

 

0.4%

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