Jenny Franke (COL ’18) and Jack McGuire (COL ’18) entered the Georgetown University Student Association executive election race late Saturday evening, after collecting the required 100 signatures within 72 hours of the Wednesday campaign kickoff.
Franke and McGuire are the only ticket that joined the race within the 72-hour petitioning period.
The pair join Garet Williams (COL ’18) and Habon Ali (SFS ’18), Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Jessica Andino (COL ’18) and John Matthews (COL ’18) and Nick Matz (COL ’18) for this year’s executive election, to be held Feb. 23.
Franke and McGuire wrote in a statement to The Hoya that they are excited to enter the race as GUSA outsiders.
“We have had our eyes on this since freshman year,” the statement reads.
Franke and McGuire will be running on a platform of inclusivity, transparency, accountability and change, according to their campaign’s Facebook page.
GUSA Election Commissioner Grady Willard (SFS ’18) said the newly introduced petitioning period was a success.
“The petitioning period worked well this year,” Willard wrote in an email to The Hoya. “I think it gave candidates the extra chance to decide if they wanted to run. The very fact of getting petition signatures probably helped generate some excitement too.”
The GUSA vice presidential debate will take place Wednesday, before the presidential debate takes place Monday. This year’s debates will feature direct questions from the audience, rather than via Twitter.
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