The story so far: Student Government Elections 2018

Designed by Jayson Jeffers

Student Government elections begin with candidate filing

Monday and Tuesday, candidates for the Student Government executive positions and senate seats can file to run for the Feb. 27-28 elections. 

Elections Commission confident despite low candidate filing numbers

While 54 candidates are competing for the 50 student senate seats, more than a third of the seats don't have a candidate. Six colleges have no one running at all. 

Three campaign violations filed against SG candidates

Following a hearing for campaign violations just after the start of Student Government election season, no points were assigned against a candidate's campaign. 

Elections Commission doles out violation points, DiBona and Carzon plan to appeal

The Student Government Elections Commission ruled Monday night against Presidential candidate Tommy DiBona and vice presidential candidate Madi Carzon, a decision DiBona said they're definitely planning to appeal. 

SG executive debate brought new ideas, passionate discussion

According to debate moderator Lee Goble, perhaps the most important aspect of the 2018 executive candidates' debate wasn't what came out of the candidates' mouths, but who showed up to hear it.  

Violation update: Constitutional Council won't hear DiBona appeal

The Student Government Constitutional Council has denied an appeal from presidential candidate Tommy DiBona and vice presidential candidate Madi Carzon, who disagreed with a Monday night Elections Commission ruling that gave each of them five points. Each candidate can earn 10 points before being removed from contention. 

Taylor Wright:

SGTV News 4's Mercy Myers took a walk with student body presidential candidate Taylor Wright to discuss his vision and ideas for the 2018-2019 year if he were to be elected.


Kathryn Stoudemire:


SGTV News 4's Mercy Myers took a walk with Presidential Candidate Kathryn Stoudemire and asked her about her platform and vision.


Tommy DiBona:


SGTV News 4's Jordan Biener interviews student body presidential candidate Tommy DiBona about his plan to unite UofSC.


West Russell:


SGTV News 4's Jordan Biener took a walk with presidential candidate West Russel to see what ideas he had for the University of South Carolina.


Student Government Debate:


2018 Student Government candidates for treasurer, speaker of the student senate, student body vice president, and student body president came together to discuss their views on issues relevant to UofSC students.


Candidate Violation Hearing:


Tonight a violations hearing was held for student government presidential candidate Tommy Dibona. He was found guilty of these violations and assigned 5 points.

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