As a foundational pillar of our school, we are committed to doing justice. Last year’s race raised more than $57,000 and all proceeds were donated to Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) to support the Ukrainian people, from emergency relief on the ground to support those displaced in Ukraine and neighboring countries. The 2023 Mayor race will support St. Francis House and St. Joseph School playground updates. St. Francis House supports the homeless and those in need in the Seattle area. They offer contact to support services, a street front cafe for clients to rest and get a snack and clothing for men, women, and children, new layette and diapers, personal care items that include: socks, underwear, masks, toiletries, and hand sanitizer, and household items.
To learn more about St. Francis House and what they are doing in the community click here.
We hope that the Mayor of St. Joe's Campaign is a lot of fun and that participants learn something along the way including the importance of voting. Every vote matters.
Beau, our 2nd Mayor, has had a phenomenal year and has done an amazing job as mayor and supporting wayfinding projects around campus. Beau ran on the platform to show kindness, friendship and companionship. Mayor Beau kicked off the Party on the Hill, led the Jog-a-thon, spread happiness at the Feast of St. Nicholas by lighting the block, handed out treats to students on student appreciation day, was the Groundhog Day stand-in and more.
|Candidate applications accepted||April 17-April 25|
|Preliminaries||April 28-May 4|
|Debates||May 5-May 10|
|Election||May 12-May 18|
|Mayor-Elect Announced||May 19|
Each week when voting opens we will provide a link to the ballot. You can share that link with family and friends. Each vote is $1 but there is no limit on the number of votes each candidate can receive.
During week two and three students will be able to cast a free vote via the voting cart that will come to their classrooms.
We have candidates in four categories:
1) Land: basically anything on four legs or a belly!
2) Sea: lives in the water
3) Air: they can fly - or at least try hard to
4) Plushie: filled with love
Please submit your form here.
We only have space for 70 candidates. Please submit early!
Voting will be broken down into three sessions as follows:
Week 1 - Preliminaries: Voting opens on Friday, April 28 at 10am and closes on Thursday, May 4 at noon. On Friday, May 5 the top 10 candidates in each category will be announced.
Week 2 - Debates: Voting resets at $0 and then the debates begin! Voting opens on Friday, May 5 at 10am and closes on Thursday, May 11 at noon. On Friday, May 12 the top three candidates in each category will be announced. Student voting: On Wednesday we will offer a "student free vote day" via a voting cart that will come to their classrooms.
Week 3 - Election: Voting resets at $0 and the final round begins! Voting opens on Friday, May 12 at 10am and closes on Thursday, May 18 at noon. The votes will be tabulated and the mayor announced later that day. The mayor’s council consists of the top three candidates in each category. Student voting: On Wednesday we will offer a "student free vote day" via a voting cart that will come to their classrooms.
Students can promote their candidate with posters. Drop them off at the main office (don’t hang on your own and make no outlandish statements).
Candidates who make it to the Debates, will be offered the opportunity to provide a promotional video. We will share it with the teachers to show the students.
Candidates who make it to the Election will be offered the opportunity to say their personal statement made by the owner in the school during morning prayer.