CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said Dakota Williams was did not pass Student Congress as the nominee for Board of Elections chairman in 2008. The vote was in 2011. The article has been amended accordingly.
The nominee for next year’s student body treasurer did not pass through Student Congress Tuesday night — forcing Student Body President-elect Christy Lambden to go back to the drawing board.
Lambden nominated junior Matt Farley to fill a top position as treasurer in his administration when he takes office in April — but after an 15-11 vote, Farley did not receive two-thirds of the votes required for approval.
“I’m very disappointed,” Lambden said. “I think Matt is the best candidate for the position, and I stand by my position to appoint him.”
Farley had been approved by the rules and judiciary committee of Student Congress before his vote in the full body.
Farley said he was disappointed with the decision, but he wants to continue his work by helping the next treasurer.
“I definitely don’t plan on sitting back on all these issues I care about,” Farley said.
Conor Winters, a finance committee member on Student Congress who voted against Farley, said he believes the position needs to be filled by a more experienced candidate.
“There’s a lot of stuff going on right now at the University, specifically the tuition hike and budget cuts, and with that in mind, I was looking for a candidate with a lot of experience, and I didn’t see that in Matt Farley,” Winters said. “With all that’s happening, I want a strong voice to come in as treasurer.”