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

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.

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

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

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@ucdavis.edu
Independent
Monday/Wednesday 10-12
Patrick Sheehan
pjsheehan@ucdavis.edu
BOLD
unknown
Joyce Han
joyhan@ucdavis.edu
Independent
unknown
Erica Padgett
elpadgett@ucdavis.edu
BOLD
unknown
Kabir Kapur
makappes@ucdavis.edu
Independent
unknown
Don Gilbert
ddgilbert@ucdavis.edu
Independent
unknown
Yara Zokaie
@ucdavis.edu
Independent
unknown
Anni Kimball
@ucdavis.edu
BOLD
unknown
Justin Goss
jjgoss@ucdavis.edu
Indepedent
unknown
Beatriz Anguiano
bxanguiano@ucdavis.edu
SMART
unknown
Paul Min
pkmin@ucdavis.edu
Independent
unknown
Jared Crisologo-Smith
@ucdavis.edu
SMART
unknown

Fall 2011- Winter 2012

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

Winter 2011-Fall 2011

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

Fall 2010- Winter 2011

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

Winter 2010- Fall 2010

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

Fall 2009 - Winter 2010

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

Winter 2009 - Fall 2009

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

Fall 2008 - Winter 2009

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

Winter 2008 - Fall 2008

Lula Ahmed-Falol
lsahmedfalol@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
T 11a-1p at SRC, R 11a-1p
Andrew Bianchi
albianchi@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Sergio Blanco
sablancoherrera@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D
unknown
Joe Chatham
jpchatha@ucdavis.edu
Independent
T-R 12-2p 354 Memorial Union
Chris Dietrich
cwdietrich@ucdavis.edu
GO
T 10-12 at Co-ho, R 10-12 354 MU
Rebecca Lovell
rllovell@ucdavis.edu
GO
W/F 10a-12p 354 MU
Erica Oropeza
esoropeza@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Chad Roberts
elroberts@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
TR 12p-2p 354 MU
Jesse Rosales
jarosales@ucdavis.edu
GO
W 10a-2p 354 MU
Ramneek Saini
---@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Rebecca Schwartz
raschwartz@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Tracey Zeng
trazeng@ucdavis.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@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Lula Ahmed-Falol
---@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Jesse Rosales
---@ucdavis.edu
Go
Rebecca Lovell
---@ucdavis.edu
Go
unknown
Joe Chatham
jpchatha@ucdavis.edu
Independent
unknown
Michael Lay*
mklay@ucdavis.edu
LEAD
unknown
Fazila Malik
fnmalik@ucdavis.edu
LEAD
unknown
Albert Parnell
avparnell@ucdavis.edu
Independent
unknown
Chad Roberts
---@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Molly Sundstrom
msundstrom@ucdavis.edu
Go
unknown
Cem Turhal
ecturhal@ucdavis.edu
Go
unknown
Tracey Zeng
---@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.

Winter 2007 - Fall 2007

Senator
E-mail address
Slate
Office Hours
Ivan Carrillo
emcarrillo@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Molly Fluet
mcfluet@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Alexandra Frick
abfrick@ucdavis.edu
Go
TR 12:30-2:30
Eric Friedman
edfriedman@ucdavis.edu
Go
unknown
Mara Harris
mdharris@ucdavis.edu
Go
unknown
Michael Lay*
mklay@ucdavis.edu
LEAD
unknown
Fazila Malik
fnmalik@ucdavis.edu
LEAD
unknown
Albert Parnell
avparnell@ucdavis.edu
Independent
unknown
Andrew Peake
ajpeake@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Molly Sundstrom
msundstrom@ucdavis.edu
Go
unknown
Cem Turhal
ecturhal@ucdavis.edu
Go
unknown
Dan Xie
dxie@ucdavis.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@ucdavis.edu
Student Focus
unknown
Naomi Amaha
njamaha@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Ravi Deepak
radeepak@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Molly Fluet*
Unknown
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Alexandra Frick
Unknown
Student Focus
unknown
Eric Friedman
edfriedman@ucdavis.edu
Student Focus
unknown
Mara Harris
Unkown
Student Focus
unknown
Michael A. Molnar
mamolnar@ucdavis.edu
unknown
Andrew Peake
ajpeake@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Dwaimy Rosas-Romero
drosas@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Dan Xie
dxie@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
W 10am - 12pm, F 10am - 12pm
Marvin Zamora
mczamora@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown

* Senate President pro tempore

Winter 2006 - Fall 2006

Senator
E-mail address
Slate
Office Hours
George Ajlouny
gmajlouny@ucdavis.edu
Student Focus
unknown
Naomi Amaha
njamaha@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Ravi Deepak
radeepak@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Natalia Farhad Motamed
nrfar@ucdavis.edu
Student Focus
unknown
Spencer Higgins
sthiggins@ucdavis.edu
Student Focus
unknown
Michael A. Molnar
mamolnar@ucdavis.edu
Ignite
unknown
Avni Patel
avnpatel@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Christine Rogers
crogers@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Dwaimy Rosas-Romero
drosas@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Kareem Salem* (Winter 2006)
kasalem@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Tiny Sanders* (Fall 2006)
jonsanders@ucdavis.edu
Independent fomerly LEAD
unknown
Marvin Zamora
mczamora@ucdavis.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@ucdavis.edu
Independent (formerly Friends Urging Campus Kindness)
M,W 12-1, TR 11-12
Natalia Farhad Motamed
nrfar@ucdavis.edu
Student Focus
unknown
Spencer Higgins
sthiggins@ucdavis.edu
Student Focus
unknown
Ari Kalfayan
ucdsenator@yahoo.com
Independent (formerly Student Focus)
TR 11-1
Kyle Keene
krkeene@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
MT 12-2
Avni Patel
avnpatel@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Christine Rogers
crogers@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Rob Roy
SenatorRoy@gmail.com
Independent (formerly Friends Urging Campus Kindness)
M 11-1, R 1-3
Kareem Salem
kasalem@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Tiny Sanders
jonsanders@ucdavis.edu
L.E.A.D.
unknown
Avi Singh
avisingh@ucdavis.edu
Independent (DCD)
TW 12-2
Cindy Yu
ccyu@ucdavis.edu
Student Focus
M 11-12, TR 10:30-12

Accomplishments:

  • Rob Roy finally got his staplers in the Computer Labs
  • Dealt with the loss of the AS PAPERs archive with the creation of the Special Committee on Miscommunication within the Association
  • The Special Committee on Bylaw Consolidation got underway, working to combine the Standing Rules and Government Codes into one document.

(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)

Eric, my memory is a little faulty. Anything you specifically remember voting on, you should move over to the other Senate, though much of the work of the special committees is being done now. Up to you. - Brent

I know I voted on the Miscommunication Special Committee, since I was the pro-temp that meeting and I know I voted on the Consolidation Committee. But, as you pointed out, most of the work has been done after my time. So I don't know to whom the credit really belongs to. - Eric

Winter 2005 to Fall 2005

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

Achievements

The 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@ucdavis.edu
Academic Affairs
Brenda Mora
bemora@ucdavis.edu
Ethnic and Cultural Affairs
Jenn de la Vega
delavega@gmail.com
Gender and Sexuality
Marvin Zamora
mczamora@ucdavis.edu
Internal Affairs
Jeremy Gimbel
jgimbel@ucdavis.edu
External Affairs
Karly Kaufman
knkaufman@ucdavis.edu
Environmental Policy and Planning
Alan Pang
ktpang@ucdavis.edu
Business and Finance
Resigned:
Kahliah Laney
kalaney@ucdavis.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
Lack of Money, Frustration
Nafeh Malik
nmmalik@ucdavis.edu
Student Focus
Personal Reasons, Scandal
Sean Ruel
smruel@ucdavis.edu
Student Focus
Academics, Scandal

Accomplishments

The winter 2005 ASUCD Senate table.

General information

Composition 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 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:

  • This Senate was primarily responsible for resolving the Lamargate controversy.
  • They bought a $5,000 fire truck for Aggie Pack, thus ensuring that tube socks may be launched upon crowds for generations.

Other Senators from Prior Years

Past slates

  • The Elections Committee Slate was a fake slate in Winter 2006 consisting of the members of the Elections Committee, mostly as satire of the way the Senate handled the Unqualified Candidates Scandal. "Vote for us; we're going to win anyway!"
  • B.E.E.R. - Better Education, Entertainment, and Representation was another jab at everyone else's use of silly acronyms. It was the name that Senator Ari Kalfayan was going to run for the exec office in 2006, but when James Schwab pulled out of the race, so did BEER.
  • United Student Alliance attempted to turn patriotism into humor with its two candidates in Fall 2005, but it fell far short of a Senate seat. Candidate Joe Harney took a seat on the ASUCD Court.
  • Friends Urging Campus Kindness was very successful in its first and only election and occupied two Senate seats, but essentially fell apart when both of those senators decided to leave the slate — neither believed in a permanent party, as the slate was originally a backlash against the slate system. It lasted from Winter 2005 to Fall 2005.
  • People's Collective
  • SOSSS - Official website. Came into existence during Spring quarter 2004 and dissolved in Winter quarter 2005 into the newly-formed Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate.
  • UNITE - Formed in the November 2001 election by Lee Weissman* and Sara Henry**. That fall they won 5 out of 6 available seats on the ASUCD Senate, winning 83% of the available seats with only 41% support of the voting population. This was one of the landmark factors for the introduction of Choice Voting. The slate dissolved into Student Focus
    • Having run against the slate at the time, I think its safe to say that Weissman founded it. Additionally I'm sure he would take credit for having done so, and nearly every member of the slate would thank Weissman specifically for getting them involved, during their farewell statements later. -KrisFricke
      • Having run ON the slate at the same time, Lee and Sara created together. It was outside Wellmann Hall. Trust me playa, I've heard the story a million times. By the way Lee's name is spelled with 2 n's <3 KG
  • Student Action Ticket - This slate only existed for 1-2 elections before it was replaced by Student Focus and L.E.A.D. Lamar Heystek was on Senate during the time of these elections according to his column.
  • Aggie Centrist Team

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.

  • Does someone have a case number for this? I just poked around Lexis-Nexis using every combination of contractions of those plaintiff & defendant names and couldn't find the case. -KrisFricke )=
  • Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Yolo, No. 47218.
    • Funny story about that, I was thinking about this while I was making an index of old cases, and then I was like "wait, you know.. the case would be in this Courthouse .. waitaminute, it would be in THIS index!" Flipped about two pages from where I was and found it. Haven't found the actual case though, I'm not sure where cases previous to 1987 are hiding out. What is your source on all this anyway? -KrisFricke
    • Come to the third floor and see the source for yourself.
    • Boo: cases previous to 1987 are at McClellen Air Force Base! WTF. )= -KrisFricke
    • ASUCD Attorney was Thomas H. Frankel (102 E Street, Davis). He seems to still be around...

Footnotes

1. "Council Bill #8, Passed November 6, 1986 :)"