Tuesday, 18 September 2012

2039 Elections: polls are open!

It's election time again in Sullivan. It's about a year late but better late than never, right?

The first candidate is current governor, Zaria Royce-Nihill. She is married to chef and restaurateur, Max Nihill and has one adult son, Josh and a daughter, Jessica, who attends Suffolk University.

During her first term, she established the Governor's Grant, to be awarded to financially-disadvantaged students to help them pay university tuition. Also in her first term, Okapi Studios opened up in Exeter and still has plans to expand. She also had the faculty of music at Suffolk University refurbished in order to better accommodate drama students.

If she wins a second term, Governor Royce-Nihill plans to:
  • finish the construction of a new high school.
  • encourage retail in Sullivan and Exeter, both by inviting new businesses to set up shop in Sullivan and offering grants to improve existing ones.

The second candidate for governor is Steve Nihill. He is married to fashion designer, Olivia Nihill and has three children all attending school in here in town, Ramona, Jacinta and Theo.

If he is elected governor, he plans to:
  • continue the construction of the high school, started by Governor Royce-Nihill.
  • improve music and dance facilities in Sullivan and Exeter, including the construction of a dance school, recording studio and concert hall.
The third candidate is Caleb Moretti. He is married to OB-GYN Cara Moretti and has three adult children, Nick, Anthony and Veronica. He is also a grandfather of four.

If elected, he plans to:
  • continue the construction of the high school, started by Governor Royce-Nihill.
  • construct and establish a culinary institute at Suffolk University.
  • renovate the Exeter Art Museum.

So now you know each candidate's platform and have all the information you could want in order to cast your vote. Please feel free to use whatever criteria you want to make your decision. These are all projects I'm planning on doing eventually; the election really just decides what gets done first. The high school will be my main focus no matter who wins. :)

Edit: If you have come to vote and have found the poll is missing from the sidebar, this is the direct link to the poll. As I write this, the poll is visible in the sidebar but I had to resave the Javascript to get it to appear again. Hopefully it won't go missing again but if it does, the direct link should enable you to vote. :)

Notes:
  • Please be patient if the poll isn't up when you see this. Blogger's poll function is broken, so I've had to switch to PollDaddy. I'm hoping I don't have any hiccups getting the poll to appear when it should.
  • Some extra detail about the candidates' promises! I am not sure if Zaria's business grants will take the form of me improving/building retail outlets in Sullivan or if I will dole out actual grants to sims who might want to start a business. Definitely the former but I haven't decided on the latter yet.
  • I did indeed refurbish the music faculty to include drama students as well. I showed it off at N99 (it was part of one of the monthly projects) but have not yet posted the tour here. I'll try to get that up soon!
  • Steve's promises for music and dance in Sullivan are quite ambitious, so I will likely start planning for them all but possibly not get them all done within one term.
  • The Exeter Art Museum needs a major renovation! I want to keep the main building as it is, as it's a little sentimental to me. But the decor needs to be freshened up.

14 comments:

  1. I voted for Zaria, primarily because of her platform to improve and expand business in Sullivan, rather than focus solely on the arts.

    It must make for interesting family gatherings to have two of the Nihills running against one another!

    prudence

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    1. Looks like most agree with you so far! Zaria is way ahead. :)

      I haven't actually had many family gatherings with both Zaria and Steve in attendance! They both married into the Nihill family, so they're not blood-related, at any rate. But I think they're both friendly enough people that they wouldn't let politics get in the way of civility at family functions, lol!

      Thanks for voting!

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  2. I voted for Caleb, because I'm keen to see the high school improved, and the museum updated. Children are Sullivan's Future! :D

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    1. They certainly are! I'll be doing the high school, no matter who wins, but the rest of Caleb's platform is a bit more education-focused than the other canddiates.

      Thanks for voting!

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  3. I voted for Zaria because. she's the one who started building that high school and also founded the Governor's Grant. IMO she has generally done a great job on her first term and I'd love to see what more she could do.

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    1. I think Zaria's done well in her first term too. The Governor's Grant will definitely ensure kids who might not have been able to go to uni will have the opportunity.

      Thanks for voting!

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  4. I have nothing against Zaria, and in fact have voted for her every time she's run, but there are kids that need that culinary institute now! I'm switching off to Caleb this year.

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    1. There are certainly some students who would be very keen for that culinary institute!

      Thanks for voting!

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  5. I voted for Zaria. I'm all about new businesses.

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    1. I'm looking forward to sprucing up some existing businesses too, assuming Zaria wins. :)

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  6. I hate these kind of decisions!
    I think Zaria has done a great job in her first term and I do think she should be the one to finish the high school since she's the one who started it.
    On the other hand I'm very excited to see Rob's project take off! Especially the concert hall!
    And some college students really are in need of that cullinary arts faculty that Caled promisses.

    After some thinking I voted for Zaria though, like I said she did a great job in her first term, there really isn't any reason she should go for a second one!

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    1. I can see why you had such a hard time with your decision. I know these are all projects I'm keen to get done in Sullivan too. :)

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  7. I finally voted! And I've chosen Steve Nihill. I agree that Zaria Royce-Nihill has done a great job first term, but her promises for the second term, however, aren't as ambitious and appealing---atleast to me---like Steve Nihill.He just seems really ambitious and has really great, refreshing ideas, while promising to continue Zaria's promise of rebuilding the high school.I am definitely a sucker for improving the arts; but in a nutshell, Steve Nihill has great, fresh, new plans that will likely revitalize a lot of excitement and energy for the residents of Sullivan.

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    1. Steve will be very thankful for your vote! Even though I don't think he has much chance of winning this time around. ;) Perhaps he'll run again with the same platform next election.

      Thanks for voting!

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