Fairfield will see its second female FUSA president in university history next year as Jess DiBuono ’06 and Ashlee Fox ’06 defeated Jason Taverna in Wednesday’s FUSA presidential primaries.

DiBuono dominated the polls with 470 votes, while Fox received 195 and Taverna received 71.

“I’m ecstatic,” DiBuono said after learning of the results.

This is the first time in Fairfield’s history that the presidential election, to be held Tuesday, April 5, will feature an all-female ballot.

“It’s a shorter campaign so it has to be full steam ahead,” Fox said of the upcoming week.

Frank Arrigo ’05 received one write-in vote for presidential candidate.

Kristina Chomick ’06 and Kevin Saville ’06 controlled the ballot for vice president of FUSA, receiving 393 and 109 votes respectively. Opponents Chris Anastasi ’07, Rick Fasano ’06 and Jeff Wong ’06 each received fewer than 100 votes.

“It’s awesome to see that the students realized who the best people to represent them are,” said Saville.

All four winning candidates have previously worked together in FUSA and Chomick expects that it will be a clean campaign.

“There won’t be any bad-mouthing,” she said.

Saville expressed similar feelings.

“I commend Kristina on her awesome job, and am completely looking forward to pairing off in the official election next week,” he said.

A total of 737 votes were cast for presidential candidates, which is significantly lower than last year’s turnout of 1038 voters. However, DiBuono remains optimistic.

“I’m very excited about the turnout and I hope it increases next Tuesday,” she said.

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