Secret Society Disclosure Brings Focus to Appelbaum Campaign
Sticka Among Names Tied to Stewards in Anonymous Post
Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 15:02
Tisa’s running mate Adam Ramadan (SFS ’14) said of the Appelbaum news, “It does raise the question of whether [Sticka] is doing this because he truly believes they are the best ticket or if it is for other reasons.”
“You hear about the Stewards on campus, and you suspect the usual GUSA higher-ups to be in the Stewards, but I was surprised to see concrete evidence about Jack,” Ramadan said.
Cleary had a different take on Sticka’s position in the campaign.
“I think that the reason that Jake supports us is because he knows Jack and he’s worked with him in the executive. He knows me as well, and I don’t think that this alternative group has that much of an impact on his support,” she said.
Presidential candidate Spencer Walsh (MSB ’14) declined comment beyond stating that neither he nor his running mate, Robert Silverstein (SFS ’14), are involved in secret societies.
Current GUSA senator and presidential candidate Cannon Warren (SFS ’14) said he was unaware of the leak but was not surprised that Appelbaum was identified as a Steward. “That’s pretty obvious. I was thinking Appelbaum would be one,” Warren said.
As of early Wednesday morning, the StewardThroat Hoya Facebook profile is deactivated.
Hoya Staff Writers Victoria Edel, Emma Hinchliffe, Ted Murphy, Hiromi Oka, Steven Piccione and Eitan Sayag contributed reporting.
Update 2:38 p.m.: This story has been updated to include responses from GUSA President Clara Gustafson and Chair of the GUSA Constitution Council Carlos DeLaTorre.
Correction: An earlier version of this story erroneously stated that Appelbaum, Sax and Sticka were the only current or former GUSA officials included in the Google messages. The article has been revised to reflect that former GUSA director of communications Matthew Hoyt was also included in the conversations.