Thanks to all of you who entered our 2008 Elections Contest! Out of over 1,000 entries, we have our winners!
Congratulations to Tyler Wigg-Stevenson (see photo to the left), our first place winner who scored 24 out of 25 possible points for the contest. (Note: we took out the Minnesota Senate race and Ohio’s 15th district race from consideration, as both have still not been called.)
As with a lot of races this year, the results from our contest were close and our top two winners tied for the general questions, but Tyler came out on top after scoring the tiebreakers.
It’s no surprise that Tyler is a supporter of the Council. He’s the director of the Two Futures Project, a Christian-based organization that promotes multilateral nuclear disarmament, and Policy Director at Faithful Security: the National Religious Partnership on the Nuclear Weapons Danger.
When asked what he hopes for with the results from all the election, he said that: “I’m hopeful that with this administration and Congress we can sow the seeds of a forward-looking American security policy for the 21st century, wherein the multilateral global elimination of nuclear weapons is the organizing principle for our national nuclear weapons policy.” Us too Tyler!
Also, we’d like to say congratulations to our second place winner, Richard Faust of Minneapolis, Minnesota AND a handful of people that deserve, at the least, an honorable mention for their savvy politico skills.
Pamela Greenwa, David Staley, George LaRoza, Wendy Binnie and Jill Linzee all scored very close to our first and second place winners. And, Jason Arnold was the only person to guess the exact number of electoral votes that Obama would win by Nov. 15 (you might have even beat CNN experts with that one).
Thanks to all who entered! Here’s to January 20, 2009.