Results are in from the primary election for the Office of the Undergraduate President and Vice President at Boston College. Following the UGBC debate on Sunday, the Elections Committee opened primary voting on Tuesday, March 22, at 12:00 a.m.
The field, which was originally composed of six pairs of candidates — Russell Simons, MCAS ’17, and Meredith McCaffrey, MCAS ’17 / Nikita Patel, CSOM ’17, and Joseph Arquillo, LSOE ’17 / Ryan Fairhurst, MCAS ’17, and Charlie Butrico, MCAS ’18 / Andrew Meck, MCAS ’18, and Jonathan Barbosa, LSOE ’18 / Matthew Ulrich, MCAS ’17, and John Miotti, MCAS ’17 / Anthony Perasso, LSOE ’17, and Rachel Loos, MCAS ’18 — has been narrowed down to three.
The tickets moving into the final voting process are:
(1) Nikita Patel and Joseph Arquillo
(2) Matthew Ulrich and John Miotti
(3) Russell Simons and Meredith McCaffrey
"We're excited and extremely humbled to be moving forward in the election process," Arquillo and Patel told The Gavel. "Progressing to final voting is a reflection of the fact that students are looking for a student government that is accessible, serviceable, and relevant. We will continue to advocate for student interests with our unique initiatives that focus on BC as a whole, not just UGBC."
Speaking on behalf of his campaign, Miotti commented: "Matt and I cannot thank our supporters enough.We believe in our message of stronger school spirit with the student body and we are optimistic about the upcoming general election. We will continue to work hard to establish a greater sense of community at Boston College. Get ready to hype up the Heights."
Upon receiving news that he and McCaffrey would be in the final voting process, Simons commented: "Meredith and I are extremely happy to be moving on to the general election. We're humbled that so many students are interested in our ideas and mission, and we're looking forward to the last few days of campaigning"
Final voting will take place from March 31 to April 1.