Fall 2022 Vacancy Election

Please read below for an important update on the October 2022 Vacancy Election.

There is a contested position on your campus, and the election will proceed as planned on October 20th and 21st. This election will only be conducted electronically

An invitation to a secret and secure ballot will be sent to you from a secure online voting platform, Simply Voting (vote@simplyvoting.com), on Thursday, October 20th. Voting will close at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on Friday, October 21st. 

The Elections Committee will be on-call for assistance during the election. If you encounter issues while voting—i.e. you do not get an invitation to your ballot or you have trouble logging into the ballot—please call our Zoom hotline.  If you have any questions, please contact the Elections Committee at elections@uaw2865.org. More information, including the hours and a link to the hotline, will be available on the website.

The following is a list of contested positions at your campus and the candidates for each position.

Irvine Head Stewards
1 vacant position; on the ballot you will be able to select 1 candidate.

CandidateDepartmentLink to Candidate Statement
Thomas James WilliamsEnglishNo Candidate Statement
Teerath MajumderMusicLink

The officers below were elected by acclamation following the close of nominations:

Statewide Executive Board:

Recording Secretary: Adu Vengal (Math, San Diego)

Guide: Heeba Hartit (Comparative Literature, Riverside)

Trustee: Leo Hamerlynck (Chemistry, Berkeley)

Berkeley Unit:

Head Stewards: Yuanqi Lyu (Physics); Rikhav Shah (Math); Connor Jackson (Agricultural and Resource Economics); Robin Huang (Math)

Davis Unit:

Unit Chair: Aarthi Sekar (Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine)

Recording Secretary: Diana Sernas (Integrative Genetics and Genomics)

San Diego Unit:

Unit Chair: Aidee Mariscal (Latin American Studies)

Santa Barbara Unit:

Head Steward: Anne Berry (Education)

Congratulations to the newly elected officers!

In solidarity,

Local 2865 Elections Committee