ASUCD Senate History

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  1. Winter 2013 - Fall 2013
  2. Fall 2012 - Winter 2013
    1. Surface Power Structure
      1. Statistical Analysis of Power Structure
  3. Winter 2012 - Fall 2012
  4. Fall 2011- Winter 2012
  5. Winter 2011-Fall 2011
  6. Fall 2010- Winter 2011
  7. Winter 2010- Fall 2010
  8. Fall 2009 - Winter 2010
  9. Winter 2009 - Fall 2009
  10. Fall 2008 - Winter 2009
  11. Winter 2008 - Fall 2008
  12. Fall 2007 - Winter 2008
  13. Winter 2007 - Fall 2007
  14. Fall 2006-Winter 2007
  15. Winter 2006 - Fall 2006
  16. Past Senate Composition
    1. Fall 2005 - Winter 2006
      1. Accomplishments:
    2. Winter 2005 to Fall 2005
      1. Achievements
    3. 2004-2005 Commission Chairs
    4. Fall to Winter 2005
      1. Resignations during this term
      2. Accomplishments
      3. General information
      4. Power structure analysis
    5. Spring to Fall 2004
      1. Accomplishments:
    6. Other Senators from Prior Years
  17. Past slates
  18. Before the Senate
This page is to list the history of the ASUCD Senate, and everyone who participated in this "quagmire of democracy."

Winter 2013 - Fall 2013

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Liam Burke* <lmburke AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent; BEST friend MW 4-6 pm
Armando Figueroa <armfigueroa AT ucdavis DOT edu> SMART Unknown
Maxwell Kappes <makappes AT ucdavis DOT edu> F.U.C.K., formerly S.L.A.T.E., & Independent; BEST friend Unknown
Pamela Nonga <pamnonga AT ucdavis DOT edu> NOW Unknown
Felicia Ong <fong AT ucdavis DOT edu> NOW Unknown
Alyson Noele Sagala <ansagala AT ucdavis DOT edu> SMART Unknown
Amrit Kaur Sahota <aksahota AT ucdavis DOT edu> NOW Unknown
Miles Thomas <mrthomas AT ucdavis DOT edu> BEST MWF 1-4pm
Tal Topf <tetopf AT ucdavis DOT edu> NOW Unknown
Reuben Torres <unknown AT ucdavis DOT edu> SMART Unknown
Ryan Wonders <rpwonders AT ucdavis DOT edu> NOW Unknown
Yee Xiong <xiong AT ucdavis DOT edu> SMART Unknown

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Power Structure

Disclaimer: This was written by Maxwell Kappes. He takes pride in being a special snowflake with his votes and is known in senate for either being a joke or hating everyone depending on how the person feels about him at any given point. As such this may or may not be an ego stroke for him more than a quality power structure. But then again, do you see any other political scientists in senate?

There are currently three slates at the senate table: NOW, BEST, and SMART. There are also two independents. NOW has 5 seats, BEST has 1, and SMART has 4. Unlike the Fall 2012 senators, who are more "ideologically pure" to their respective slates, the new senators are not so. NOW suffered in the Fall election, only gaining 2 seats. In the election, by not forcing their ideology as much they managed to win a third seat. SMART as well only elected one pure SMART senator. This means that while there are more senators aligned with parties in this table than the last there are many who seem to not feel story ties to their parties or ideology.

The Fall senators have sat through 21 contentious votes. Some votes are dividing the house, some are for pro-temp, some are for vetoes, and some are on bills. 10 with the Winter 2012 senators and 11 with the Winter 2013 senators. At the first table much of the disagreement as on party lines, making it difficult to vote against both parties simultaneously. On the second table less votes have been forced by parties than by senators Maxwell Kappes and Miles Thomas, making many of the votes more-or-less bipartisan. Because of this the Winter senators aggregate votes are generally more in line with the bipartisanship than the Fall senators.

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And then there is this handy graph. The percentages indicate now often each senator votes with each party. 3 NOW senators are highly partisan, voting with their party at least 90% of the time (Felicia Ong (35,96), Tal Topf (43,96), and Ryan Wonders (55,100)). Likewise, all SMART senators vote with their party at least 90% of the time(Armando Figueroa (91,26), Alyson Noele Sagala (96,35), Reuben Torres (91,64), and Yee Xiong (91,45)). This creates a fast 3-4 split in the senate in favor of SMART. From there Pamela Nonga (82,55) lies closer to the SMART party center (92,43) and Amrit Kaur Sahota (64,73) lies closer to the NOW party center (56, 84), meaning both parties can sway their senators to their side. This creates the 4-5 split. From there Liam Burke (74,65) lies closest to the table center (68,56) and is not particularly close to either side, making him a swing vote. On the other side Maxwell Kappes (43,9) is more of a contrarian who votes with SMART more than NOW but can not be relied upon. Miles Thomas (45,9) is similarly contrarian but is also a former member of SMART and has consistently voted with them on NOW v SMART votes, allowing SMART to count on him in deciding votes. This brings the table to a 4-6 split in favor of SMART with Kappes and Burke running the center on partisan votes.

Fall 2012 - Winter 2013

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Bradley Bottoms <bsbottoms AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent Monday/Wednesday 10-12
Alyson Noele Sagala <ansagala AT ucdavis DOT edu> SMART unknown
Joyce Han <joyhan AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Armando Figueroa <armfigueroa AT ucdavis DOT edu> SMART unknown
Maxwell Kappes <makappes AT ucdavis DOT edu> FUCK, formally S.L.A.T.E. and probably actually an Independent unknown
Don Gilbert <ddgilbert AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Liam Burke <lmburke AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Felicia Ong <fong AT ucdavis DOT edu> NOW unknown
Tal Topf <tetopf AT ucdavis DOT edu> NOW unknown
Beatriz Anguiano <bxanguiano AT ucdavis DOT edu> SMART unknown
Paul Min <pkmin AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Kabir Kapur* <kkapur AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown

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Surface Power Structure

The power make-up of this ASUCD Senate was divided between numerous factions after the dissolution of BOLD. 3 seats were held by independents elected in the Winter 2012 election: Bradley Bottoms, Joyce Han, and Don Gilbert. These three senators often formed a bloc with the two members of the NOW Slate, Tal Topf and Felicia Ong, both elected in the Fall 2012 election. The SMART slate had three senators: Beatriz Anguiano, who was elected in the winter of 2012, and Alyson Noele Sagala and Armando Figueroa who were both elected in the Fall 2012 election. Senators Paul Min and Kabir Kapur, both independents elected in the Winter 2012 election, have maintained a large degree of independence, along with fellow independent Maxwell Kappes, who was elected in the Fall 2012 election; however, these independents and SMART often formed a separate bloc. Senator Liam Burke was elected in Fall 2012 as an independent and had the honor of running the gauntlet between the larger factions.

Any piece of legislation requesting a financial allocation that comes before the ASUCD Senate must have a two thirds (2/3) majority vote. No group had a 2/3 bloc, which would allow them to pass any legislation, including the ASUCD Budget.

Statistical Analysis of Power Structure

maxgraph1.png A statistical analysis of bills that did not have unanimous support (Senate Bills 29, 35, 36, 42, 54 and Senate Resolutions 3 and 6) shows a more in-depth analysis of the voting blocs (Note: Abstentions are changed to 'no' for the sake of data calculations). Unfortunately, the actual statistics are left as exercise to the reader, and only a few results are elaborated here.

The two major voting factions seem to focus around Maxwell Kappes on one end and Felicia Ong on the other. Because these are the only two senators to have not voted with each other on any of the previously listed bills they easily mark the two sides of the table. Beatriz Anguiano, Armando Figueroa, Alyson Noele Sagala and Kabir Kapur have voted with Kappes on six of the seven listed bills and thus only voted with Ong on one of those bills each. Senators who reliably vote with Ong (again defined as voting with Ong on six of the seven listed bills and therefore voting with Kappes on only one bill each) are Bradley Bottoms and Tal Topf. At the edge of the Kappes faction is Paul Min, who has voted reliably with Figueroa, Anguiano, Kapur, and Sagala. At the center of the table, showing no strong leanings to either side is Liam Burke, Don Gilbert, and Joyce Han. These three senators have voted with Ong slightly more than with Kappes (4-3 Ong's favor) but have voted more consistently with Min than they have with Bottoms and Topf. If these trends continue then the normal vote would reason to be Anguiano/Figuroa/Kappes/Kapur/Min/Sagala on one end and Bottoms/Ong/Topf on the other with Burke/Gilbert/Han casting votes between both factions.

This graph displays partisan votes for the table through their quarter together. A party vote is defined as a vote where the majority of a slate votes in that way. In the case of ties, the "leader" of each slate breaks the tie (in this case Bradley Bottoms for NOW and Alyson Sagala for SMART). In the seven bills used for this set four had support from only one slate and opposition from the other while three were supported by the majority of both slates. Senators with low aggregate X and Y values are the ones to oppose the bills supported by both slates, while those with high aggregate X and Y scores supported such bills. Ultimately that means that the lower the aggregate X and Y score for a senator the bigger of a dissident they were and the higher the aggregate score the bigger of a majoritarian they were. Ininstances on the graph were several markers are nearby they are all actually the same, but spread out for better readability.

Winter 2012 - Fall 2012

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Bradley Bottoms <bsbottoms AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent Monday/Wednesday 10-12
Patrick Sheehan <pjsheehan AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Joyce Han <joyhan AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Erica Padgett <elpadgett AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Kabir Kapur <makappes AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Don Gilbert <ddgilbert AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Yara Zokaie <AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Anni Kimball <AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Justin Goss <jjgoss AT ucdavis DOT edu> Indepedent unknown
Beatriz Anguiano <bxanguiano AT ucdavis DOT edu> SMART unknown
Paul Min <pkmin AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Jared Crisologo-Smith <AT ucdavis DOT edu> SMART unknown

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Fall 2011- Winter 2012

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Yena Bae <ybae AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Justin Goss <AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Miguel Espinoza <mespinoza AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Erica Padgett <AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Amy Martin <samartin AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown'
Yara Zokaie <AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Patrick Sheehan <dmoosavi AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Ryan Meyerhoff <rjmeyerhoff AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Jared Crisologo-Smith <AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Brendan Repicky <bjrepicky AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Anni Kimball <AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Mayra Martín <maymartin AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown

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Winter 2011-Fall 2011

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Yena Bae <ybae AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Tatiana Bush <tmbush AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Emmanuel Diaz-Ordaz <ediazordaz AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Miguel Espinoza <mespinoza AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Andre Lee <akblee AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Amy Martin <samartin AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Mayra Martín <maymartin AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Darwin Moosavi <dmoosavi AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Ryan Meyerhoff/Eli Yani <rjmeyerhoff AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Matt Provencher <mprovencher AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Brendan Repicky <bjrepicky AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Rebecca Sterling <rgsterling AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown

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Fall 2010- Winter 2011

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Tatiana Bush <tmbush AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Emmanuel Diaz-Ordaz <ediazordaz AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Andre Lee <akblee AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Adam Thongsavat <AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown'
Alison Tanner <AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Darwin Moosavi <dmoosavi AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Ozzy Arce <AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Osahon Ekhator <AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Liz Walz <AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Matt Provencher <mprovencher AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown
Selisa Romero <AT ucdavis DOT edu> JAM unknown
Rebecca Sterling <rgsterling AT ucdavis DOT edu> BOLD unknown

Winter 2010- Fall 2010

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Abrham Castillo-Ruiz <acastilloruiz AT ucdavis DOT edu> JAM unknown
Alison Tanner <AT ucdavis DOT edu> JAM unknown
Selisa Romero <AT ucdavis DOT edu> JAM unknown
Don Ho <dqho AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Joel Juarez <jjuarez AT ucdavis DOT edu> JAM unknown
Andre Lee <akblee AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Adam Thongsavat <AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Levi Menovske <lsmenovske AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Bree Rombi <bmrombi AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Ozzy Arce <AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Osahon Ekhator <AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Liz Walz <AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown

Fall 2009 - Winter 2010

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Abrham Castillo-Ruiz <acastilloruiz AT ucdavis DOT edu> JAM unknown
Joemar Clemente <jnclemente AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Justin Gold <jbgold AT ucdavis DOT edu> ACT unknown
Don Ho <dqho AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Joel Juarez <jjuarez AT ucdavis DOT edu> JAM unknown
Andre Lee <akblee AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Kevin Massoudi <krmassoudi AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Levi Menovske <lsmenovske AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Bree Rombi <bmrombi AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Shawdee Rouhafza <srouhafza AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Trevor Taylor <tnttaylor AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Previn Witana <pcwitana AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown

Winter 2009 - Fall 2009

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Joemar Clemente <jnclemente AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Danny Garrett <dpgarrett AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Justin Gold <jbgold AT ucdavis DOT edu> ACT unknown
Justin Patrizio <jgpatrizio AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Erin Lebe <emlbe AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Kevin Massoudi <krmassoudi AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Laura Pulido <lepulido AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Shawdee Rouhafza <srouhafza AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Trevor Taylor <tnttaylor AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Mo Torres <motorres AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Previn Witana <pcwitana AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Jack Zwald* <jozwald AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown

Fall 2008 - Winter 2009

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Danny Garrett <dpgarrett AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Andrew Bianchi <albianchi AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. T 1-3p 354 MU, R 1-3p Silo Patio
Sergio Blanco <sablancoherrera AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Justin Patrizio <jgpatrizio AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Chris Dietrich <cwdietrich AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent T 1-3 at Co-ho, R 1-13 354 MU
Erin Lebe <emlbe AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Erica Oropeza <esoropeza AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Laura Pulido <lepulido AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Jack Zwald* <jozwald AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Ramneek Saini <elroberts AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Rebecca Schwartz <raschwartz AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Mo Torres <motorres AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown

Winter 2008 - Fall 2008

Lula Ahmed-Falol <lsahmedfalol AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. T 11a-1p at SRC, R 11a-1p
Andrew Bianchi <albianchi AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Sergio Blanco <sablancoherrera AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D unknown
Joe Chatham <jpchatha AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent T-R 12-2p 354 Memorial Union
Chris Dietrich <cwdietrich AT ucdavis DOT edu> GO T 10-12 at Co-ho, R 10-12 354 MU
Rebecca Lovell <rllovell AT ucdavis DOT edu> GO W/F 10a-12p 354 MU
Erica Oropeza <esoropeza AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Chad Roberts <elroberts AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. TR 12p-2p 354 MU
Jesse Rosales <jarosales AT ucdavis DOT edu> GO W 10a-2p 354 MU
Ramneek Saini <--- AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Rebecca Schwartz <raschwartz AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Tracey Zeng <trazeng AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. M/W 12p-2p 354 MU

Shortly before the Fall 2008 Election the GO slate was disbanded by Chair Chris Dietrich which made both Dietrich and Jesse Rosales independents. Rebecca Lovell had disaffiliated with the slate in May of 2008.

Fall 2007 - Winter 2008

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Ivan Carrillo <emcarrillo AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Lula Ahmed-Falol <--- AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Jesse Rosales <--- AT ucdavis DOT edu> Go
Rebecca Lovell <--- AT ucdavis DOT edu> Go unknown
Joe Chatham <jpchatha AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Michael Lay* <mklay AT ucdavis DOT edu> LEAD unknown
Fazila Malik <fnmalik AT ucdavis DOT edu> LEAD unknown
Albert Parnell <avparnell AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Chad Roberts <--- AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Molly Sundstrom <msundstrom AT ucdavis DOT edu> Go unknown
Cem Turhal <ecturhal AT ucdavis DOT edu> Go unknown
Tracey Zeng <--- AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D.

Winter 2007 - Fall 2007

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Ivan Carrillo <emcarrillo AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Molly Fluet <mcfluet AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Alexandra Frick <abfrick AT ucdavis DOT edu> Go TR 12:30-2:30
Eric Friedman <edfriedman AT ucdavis DOT edu> Go unknown
Mara Harris <mdharris AT ucdavis DOT edu> Go unknown
Michael Lay* <mklay AT ucdavis DOT edu> LEAD unknown
Fazila Malik <fnmalik AT ucdavis DOT edu> LEAD unknown
Albert Parnell <avparnell AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent unknown
Andrew Peake <ajpeake AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Molly Sundstrom <msundstrom AT ucdavis DOT edu> Go unknown
Cem Turhal <ecturhal AT ucdavis DOT edu> Go unknown
Dan Xie <dxie AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. W 10am - 12pm, F 10am - 12pm

* Senate President pro tempore

Fall 2006-Winter 2007

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
George Ajlouny <gmajlouny AT ucdavis DOT edu> Student Focus unknown
Naomi Amaha <njamaha AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Ravi Deepak <radeepak AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Molly Fluet* <Unknown> L.E.A.D. unknown
Alexandra Frick <Unknown> Student Focus unknown
Eric Friedman <edfriedman AT ucdavis DOT edu> Student Focus unknown
Mara Harris <Unkown> Student Focus unknown
Michael A. Molnar <mamolnar AT ucdavis DOT edu> unknown
Andrew Peake <ajpeake AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Dwaimy Rosas-Romero <drosas AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Dan Xie <dxie AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. W 10am - 12pm, F 10am - 12pm
Marvin Zamora <mczamora AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown

* Senate President pro tempore

Winter 2006 - Fall 2006

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
George Ajlouny <gmajlouny AT ucdavis DOT edu> Student Focus unknown
Naomi Amaha <njamaha AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Ravi Deepak <radeepak AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Natalia Farhad Motamed <nrfar AT ucdavis DOT edu> Student Focus unknown
Spencer Higgins <sthiggins AT ucdavis DOT edu> Student Focus unknown
Michael A. Molnar <mamolnar AT ucdavis DOT edu> Ignite unknown
Avni Patel <avnpatel AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Christine Rogers <crogers AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Dwaimy Rosas-Romero <drosas AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Kareem Salem* (Winter 2006) <kasalem AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Tiny Sanders* (Fall 2006) <jonsanders AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent fomerly LEAD unknown
Marvin Zamora <mczamora AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown

* Senate President pro tempore

Past Senate Composition

Fall 2005 - Winter 2006

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Kristen Birdsall <ksbirdsall AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent (formerly Friends Urging Campus Kindness) M,W 12-1, TR 11-12
Natalia Farhad Motamed <nrfar AT ucdavis DOT edu> Student Focus unknown
Spencer Higgins <sthiggins AT ucdavis DOT edu> Student Focus unknown
Ari Kalfayan <ucdsenator AT yahoo DOT com> Independent (formerly Student Focus) TR 11-1
Kyle Keene <krkeene AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. MT 12-2
Avni Patel <avnpatel AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Christine Rogers <crogers AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Rob Roy <SenatorRoy AT gmail DOT com> Independent (formerly Friends Urging Campus Kindness) M 11-1, R 1-3
Kareem Salem <kasalem AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Tiny Sanders <jonsanders AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Avi Singh <avisingh AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent (DCD) TW 12-2
Cindy Yu <ccyu AT ucdavis DOT edu> Student Focus M 11-12, TR 10:30-12

Accomplishments:

(If I recall correctly almost all of these were established or had happened while I was still in office. So that begs the question, to which senate does it really belong? - Eric)

Winter 2005 to Fall 2005

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Kristen Birdsall <ksbirdsall AT ucdavis DOT edu> Friends Urging Campus Kindness M,W 12-1, TR 11-12
Janine Fiel <jmfiel AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. TR 11-12:30, W 11-12
Eric Fox <efox AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent (DCR) MW 12-2
Brianna Haag <bchaag AT ucdavis DOT edu> Student Focus TR 10-12
Ari Kalfayan <ucdsenator AT yahoo DOT com> Student Focus TR 11-1
Kyle Keene <krkeene AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. MT 12-2
Thomas Lloyd <tjlloyd AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. TR 12-2
Rob Roy <SenatorRoy AT gmail DOT com> Friends Urging Campus Kindness T 11-12, W 11-1, R 12-1
Keith Shively <kmshively AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent (DCR) TR 10-12
Avi Singh <avisingh AT ucdavis DOT edu> Independent (DCD) TW 12-2
Nadeah Vali <nivali AT ucdavis DOT edu> L.E.A.D. unknown
Cindy Yu <ccyu AT ucdavis DOT edu> Student Focus M 11-12, TR 10:30-12

Achievements

senate_spring_2005_table.jpgThe Spring 2005 Senate table.

Other achievements are detailed on the Friends Urging Campus Kindness Platform.

2004-2005 Commission Chairs

Commission Chair E-mail address Commission
Jenni Beeman <jkbeeman AT ucdavis DOT edu> Academic Affairs
Brenda Mora <bemora AT ucdavis DOT edu> Ethnic and Cultural Affairs
Jenn de la Vega <delavega AT gmail DOT com> Gender and Sexuality
Marvin Zamora <mczamora AT ucdavis DOT edu> Internal Affairs
Jeremy Gimbel <jgimbel AT ucdavis DOT edu> External Affairs
Karly Kaufman <knkaufman AT ucdavis DOT edu> Environmental Policy and Planning
Alan Pang <ktpang AT ucdavis DOT edu> Business and Finance
Resigned:
Kahliah Laney <kalaney AT ucdavis DOT edu> Internal Affairs

Fall to Winter 2005

Senator E-mail address Slate Office Hours
Gabriel Bang gsbang@ucdavis.edu Student Focus M - Th 12-1
Donald Cohen-Cutler djcohencutler@ucdavis.edu Independent MW 1-2, TR 4-5
Jessica Engel jengel@ucdavis.edu Student Focus unknown
Janine Fiel jmfiel@ucdavis.edu LEAD MW 2-4
Adam Gerber algerber@ucdavis.edu Independent (Appointed, Interim) unknown
Brianna Haag bchaag@ucdavis.edu Student Focus TR 10-12
Cari Ham cdham@ucdavis.edu Student Focus (Appointed, Interim) unknown
Darnell Holloway djholloway@ucdavis.edu LEAD M 2-4, W 4-5, R 12-1
Thomas Lloyd tjlloyd@ucdavis.edu LEAD TR 2-4
Parisa Manteghi pjmanteghi@ucdavis.edu Student Focus (Appointed, Interim) unknown
Sapana Shende ssshende@ucdavis.edu Student Focus MW 1-2, TR 10:30-11:30
Keith Shively kmshively@ucdavis.edu Independent (DCR) TR 10-12, F 11-12

Resignations during this term

Senator E-mail address Slate Reason for Resignation
Adam Barr albarr@ucdavis.edu LEAD [WWW]Lack of Money, [WWW]Frustration
Nafeh Malik nmmalik@ucdavis.edu Student Focus [WWW]Personal Reasons, Scandal
Sean Ruel smruel@ucdavis.edu Student Focus [WWW]Academics, Scandal

Accomplishments

winter2005pano.jpgThe winter 2005 ASUCD Senate table.

General information

winter_2005_senate.pngComposition of the Winter 2005 Senate.

This ASUCD Senate term was subject to a wave of resignations, and because the ASUCD President was given the authority to appoint replacement Senators, this resulted in the proposition of new replacement strategies. The most prominent was the Countback system. Additionally, Senate candidate Kai Savaree-Ruess proposed that there be an alternative Senator who is elected during the normal election and takes any vacancy in the ASUCD Senate.

Because of this appointment process, and the 3 resignations that occured, the Student Focus slate controlled 50% of the ASUCD Senate, along with the ASUCD President/ASUCD Vice President positions. Because the ASUCD Vice President (who was then Paloma Perez) acts as the tie-breaking vote, Focus had tremendous power over the way ASUCD was run.

Power structure analysis

Six of the twelve seats were held by Student Focus senators, with LEAD controlling three seats and three seats belonging to independents (Donald Cohen-Cutler, Adam Gerber, Keith Shively. This yielded a [WWW]Banzhaf index of 60% for Student Focus, and 20% each for both Cohen-Cutler and LEAD, which may suggest that the power distribution in the Senate was out of tune with the preferences of the student body. Of course, this depends on one accepting Banzhaf's quantification of voting power.

After the newly elected Fall 2004 senators took their seats and vacancies were filled by Presidential appointments, LEAD's share of seats dropped to three, with the leftover seats being occupied by independents. Ironically, far from diversifying the range of interests represented on the Senate, the replacement of a LEAD seat with an independent increases Student Focus' power index to 66.67%, while reducing that of the others to a mere 11.11%.

If you were wondering, yes, this meant that each independent has as much power as the entire LEAD block.

Spring to Fall 2004

Senator E-mail address Party
Christopher Goren cdgoren@ucdavis.edu Student Focus
Dyanna Quizon dvquizon@ucdavis.edu LEAD
Gabriel Bang gsbang@ucdavis.edu Student Focus
Adam Barr albarr@ucdavis.edu LEAD
Sapana Shende ssshende@ucdavis.edu Student Focus
Darnell Holloway djholloway@ucdavis.edu LEAD
Donald Cohen-Cutler djcohencutler@ucdavis.edu Independent
Jessica Engel jengel@ucdavis.edu Student Focus
Juan Carlos Sanchez jcsanchez@ucdavis.edu LEAD
Juinn-Yu "Tony" Yu tyu@ucdavis.edu Student Focus
Robert Gill rlgill@ucdavis.edu Student Focus
Caliph Assagai ceassagai@ucdavis.edu LEAD

Accomplishments:

Other Senators from Prior Years

Past slates

Before the Senate

Believe it or not, ASUCD did not always have a Senate. During the 1980s, the executive and legislative branches weren't so divided, as the chief body of the student government was known as the ASUCD Executive Council. Council was the legislative branch of the ASUCD, as I have seen old bills passed as "Council Bill #5" instead of the modern "Senate Bill #23".

On February 22nd, 1995, the student body passed the "Democracy in Davis Act" (I) by an overwhelming margin, completely reshaping ASUCD into three branches modeled after the federal government from the former executive council model. We have ASUCD President Nguyen and ASUCD Vice President Aaron Bloom to thank for adamantly pushing for these reforms.

Before this, we have the record of the most recent1 ASUCD Admin Plan to shed some light on the early history of ASUCD:

In 1915 [which is false — it's actually 1910-12-10], students at the University Farm created a student association known as the Associated Students of the University Farm to enhance the quality of student life on campus by providing social and entertainment functions and some student services. In 1933, members of the Association voted in favor of non-voluntary membership fees to finance the activities promoted by the Association. After the Second World War, with returning veterans enrolling under the GI Bill at various institutions across the nation, Davis experienced a greater increase in student population which was met with the promotion of more academic programs.

In 1955, the first floor of the Memorial Union was constructed. And in 1959, the Regents of the University of California designated Davis as a general campus; the student association amended its constitution and by-laws, and the Associated Students of the University of California at Davis (ASUCD) came into existence. During this time, an Executive Committee composed of students, alumni, faculty members, and staff directed the various activities of ASUCD. While under this structure, ASUCD began operating the campus bookstore, the soda fountain, a student store, and began funding Intercollegiate Athletics and campus publications.

In the early 1960's, the Memorial Union developed student-oriented programs, and with the increase in student fees, the University began to provide some services relinquished by ASUCD such as the bookstore and other commercial services. By 1965, significant changes in the the operations of ASUCD had occurred. A change in the constitution reorganized the old Executive Committee into the all-student Legislative Assembly. With campus expansion, completion of the Memorial Union, and the growth of the student body, ASUCD began to create new activities and services to meet the needs of students.

In 1971, the constitution was again changed, the government restructured to parallel the federal system of government with the Senate (legislative), President and Vice President (executive), and the Student Relations Council (judicial). The career staff was reorganized to report only to ASUCD executive officers. Within the next year, the UC System wide Administration recognized all ASUC's as official campus units. ASUCD shared the dual roles of constituent organizations and a campus unit.

With the increase in the ASUCD budget, a career staff position was developed to assist services, especially the programming and commercial services, and to provide continuity from year to year. Late in 1977, ASUCD entered into an agreement with the Graduate Student Association (GSA) to offer some services to graduate students which the GSA could not easily provide. The government changed again in 1978, establishing a modified city-council style government which also provided for advisory commission and an elected president who sits as a member of the Council.

In The Associated Students at the University of California, Davis, an Unincorporated Association, vs. Regents of the University of California (1983), ASUCD actually sued the Regents to regain control over various campus businesses which had been entrusted to the administration (under Chancellor Mrak) in 1966.

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