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Benjamin and Spagnola Win UGBC Election

The Undergraduate Government of Boston College’s elections were held on Tuesday, April 5. Lubens Benjamin, CSOM ’23, and Julia Spagnola, MCAS ’23, won the election for UGBC President and Executive Vice President, respectively, following two weeks of determined and thorough campaigning.

“I’m so excited to get started,” Benjamin told The Gavel. “I am here to work for the students and advocate for them at the highest level. Julia and I are going to work so hard!”

Ted Park, MCAS ’23, served as the Campaign Manager for Benjamin and Spagnola. He joined their campaign because of the candidates’ vision and connections needed to make their ideas a reality.

“I’m happy to see the hard work of my candidates pay off and am confident in their ability to carry through on their promises,” Park explained. “Working with Lubens and Julia has been a privilege and I couldn’t be happier for the team as a whole.”

UGBC Student Assembly Representatives were also elected on Tuesday. Park is one of three students who will be representing the Class of 2023 at the legislative level, and is looking forward to being able to continue working for BC students.

“I’m super excited for the opportunity to be working with such passionate and driven representatives for my final year in the Student Assembly,” he added. “Having served during three different academic years, I’ve seen the dynamics of the SA change and I’m hopeful for the next school year that UGBC will be better than ever.”

Park will be serving for the Class of 2023 alongside Anthony Pelgro, MCAS ’23, and Joseph Kearns, MCAS ’23.

The Class of 2024 will be represented in the SA by Ellie Rogowski, CSOM ’24, Caroline Brewster, MCAS ’24, Jordan Nakash, MCAS ’24, Max Winkler, MCAS ’24, and William Sweet, CSOM ’24. Sweet expressed his gratitude to the BC community for trusting in him, and is ready to start working towards genuine, helpful results.

“As of right now, I am just really excited and anxiously looking forward to get to work to create positive change here at BC,” Sweet expressed. “I want to also congratulate all the winners tonight and I’m excited to work with them in the future!”

The Class of 2025 will be represented by Jon Shea, MCAS ’25, Joshua Golden, MCAS ’25, Katie McCaffrey, MCAS ’25, Daniel Wise, MCAS ’25, and Julie Canuto-Depina, CSON ’25.

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