2015 Elections

The 2015 GTFF Elections are May 4th-8th in the GTFF Office. Those wishing to vote by absentee ballot can email Amber at amber@gtff.net for a ballot.

Election results will be announced Friday, May 8th at the Great Cover-Up and through email the following day.

Statements from Officer candidates and candidates for the graduate assistance fund committee (GAFC) is here. All full members can vote for officers and GAFC members.

Statements from Steward candidates is here. Only members within a department can vote for stewards from their department. Departments can have 1 steward for each 10 members (minimum 1 steward / department). Departments without full representation in the executive council, can add stewards to the executive council by a vote of the current members of the executive council. Stewards must be re-elected yearly.

All elections have space for write-in candidates. Information about the roles of all electable positions is available here.


Proposed Bylaw Amendments

  • Article 4 – Creation of VP of Membership (amendment text)
  • Article 4 – Creation of VP of Equity and Inclusivity (amendment text)
  • Article 11 – Remove language requiring use of Robert’s Rules (amendment text)

Member comments on the proposed bylaw amendments are available in the May 2015 issue of The Agitator.


Officer Candidates (statements)

President Shawna Meechan
Jon LaRochelle
VP for Organizing Annie Caruso
VP for Grievances Eleanor Wakefield
VP for Political Education Kadie Manion
VP for External Relations Natalie Brenner
VP for Operations Jessica Neafie
VP for Member Communications Patrick Griener
Treasurer Denielle Perry

Note: Some proposed bylaw amendments create new officer positions for the GTFF. If those amendments pass, a special election for the newly created officer positions will be held at a later date.

Graduate Assistance Fund Committee Candidates (statements)

  • Shawna Meechan
  • Benedikt Springer


Steward Candidates (statements)

Anthropology Rucha Chandvankar
Jonathan Turbin
Matt Napolitano
Hannah Wellman
Computer & Information Science Nick Chaimov
Peter McKay
Comparative Literature Joanna Myers
Creative Writing Rose Lambert-Sluder
Morgan Thomas
East Asian Languages and Literature Stephen Murnion
Economics Colin Corbett
Linguistics Matt Stave
Paul Olejarczuk
English Paula Wright
Eleanor Wakefield
Environmental Studies Nick Dreher
Geography Jewell Bollinger
Dylan Brady
Zach Thill
Christene Crummon
Geological Sciences Win McLaughlin
Madison Meyers
Giselle Conde
German and Scandinavian Eva Hoffman
International Studies Katie Stoysich
Mathematics Theo Hawley
Bradley Burdick
Critical and Socio-Cultural Studies of Education Brianna Bertoglio
Philosophy Joshua (Gus) Skorburg
Claire Pickard
Physics Dave Grych
Blake Parris
Johan Bonilla
Political Science Malori Musselman
Michael Magee
Jessica Neafie
Benedikt Springer
Psychology Philippe Bou Malham
Romance Languages Nagore Sedano
Sociology Camila Alvarez
Martha Camargo
Dan Fielding
Evan Shenkin
Andrew Labuza
Patrick Greiner
Women and Gender Studies Alexis Yalon