Voter apathy, rather than fierce competition, once again dominated the Students' Union's annual by-election.
Joel Lockwood is the new Oper-ations and Finance Commissioner while Dickie Freeman won the position of Events Commissioner.
Dustyn Richardson became the Fine Arts Faculty Representative with a grand total of 37 votes, and Philip James Schwieder won the coveted position in Kinesiology with an amazing 23 votes--a win by only five. Engineering fared slightly better with their new representative, Patrick Boyle, earning 138 votes.
Both Fine Arts and Kinesiology are relatively small faculties, but the general attitude regarding the by-elections seemed to be one of apathy. Many students feel the results of these elections don't affect them, or that they didn't have enough information to make a decision.
2004 BY-ELECTION OFFICIAL RESULTS
Operations & Finance Commissioner
Lockwood, Joel: 389
Bibby, James: 333
Dattani, Birju: 174
Freeman, Dickie: 355
Vuckovic, Nicholas: 252
Turner, Kyle David: 164
Smalley, Jeff: 144
Fine Arts Faculty Representative
Richardson, Dustyn: 37
Ranawaya, Ranjit: 10
Kinesiology Faculty Representative
Schwieder, Philip James: 23
Leclerc, Celeste: 18
Engineering Faculty Representative
Boyle, Patrick: 138
Mitschke, Rob: 96