The Student Association held a special election Feb. 23 to fill the four senator positions that opened up after previous members graduated or stepped down from their roles last semester. Candidates running were Saanvi Moryani, Dhir Jain, Carter Mosher, Sumeet Vishwakarma, Shi-Vear Parker, Arshita Pandey, Dipekshya Karki and Kaddie Carter.
The four candidates with the most votes are Mosher with 131 votes, Karki and Pandey with 118 votes each and Vishwakarma with 108 votes.
Elections were conducted through a Google Form that Board of Elections Chair Mary Stockman and Dean of Students Steve Matthews emailed to the student body at 8 a.m.
Carter Mosher is a junior from Johnstown, New York, majoring in marketing and international business. Mosher served as senator of public relations and social media manager for the 58th and 59th legislations of the SA.
“I love the SA and Platts and I hope to earn the opportunity to serve you all again!” Mosher’s special election bio reads.
Dipekshya Karki is a first-year computer science major. In her bio attached to the special election form, she calls herself a “very self-driven individual who is willing to go above and beyond” to be involved in SA meetings and activities.
Karki’s bio also states that she believes she is “open minded to new possibilities and inclusion on our campus.”
Arshita Pandey is a second-semester first-year majoring in finance. Pandey is an international student from India. She is also vice president of the Desi club.
Pandey’s bio states her goal as an SA senator is to “positively represent” Desi and LGBTQ+ communities on campus. It also states her favorite place to explore in Plattsburgh is downtown.
Sumeet Vishwakarma’s special election bio states he is a “people person” who understands the importance of interacting with the student community. Vishwakarma sees himself as dependable, “emotionally resourceful” and capable of maintaining, improving and repairing relationships in a team.
Vishwakarma’s bio also states he loves taking on new projects.