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Underspeaker of the Administrative Branch
Jackson Eden
Seal of the Underspeaker
Current Position
Predecessor Harrison Mearl
Party Independent
General Position Overview
Purpose To speak for and manage the Administrative Branch
Formed 11/30/11
First Underspeaker Andrew Mearl
Preceding Positions Previously called Deputy Speaker


The Underspeaker of the Administration is a critical political position in the Triumvirate, representing the minority of the Administrative Branch and managing the floor of the Administration along the Speaker. They guarantee minority rights and representation in the Administration to make certain that even the minority is heard under the majority of the Administration (who the Speaker represents).

ElectionEdit

After the election results are final, before the trimester with the new Administration begins, the new incoming Administrators all meet and each Administrator who desires to be a candidate for Speaker states so and an election is held. The Administrative Liaison presides over all circumstances wherein the Speaker and Underspeaker are to be elected. Via a series of run-off elections until there are two candidates left, the candidate with the most votes becomes Speaker and the candidate with the second greatest amount of votes becomes Underspeaker. If there is a tie at any point in the election of Speaker and Underspeaker, the Administrative Liaison breaks it.

RemovalEdit

The Speaker and Underspeaker can be collectively removed by a motion of no confidence in their leadership, which calls for a reelection for both of them. It requires a majority of Administrators in favor and the Administrative Liaison presides over such.

ResponsibilitiesEdit

The primary power of the Underspeaker is choosing what goes on table to the Administrative Branch if the Speaker has refused to table (or "rejected") it. For example, if the Speaker rejected a bill but the Underspeaker felt it merited consideration and a vote before the Administration, the Underspeaker can table it. If both the Speaker and Underspeaker do not want a bill to be tabled, they can both reject it and the bill fails outright. The Underspeaker does not set the schedule for bills unlike the Speaker but they work in conjunction with the Speaker to guarantee the minority is well represented.

Whenever there is a vacancy in a seat in the Administration, the political party that held the seat may appoint a replacement who must be approved by the Speaker or Underspeaker.

Past Speakers and UnderspeakersEdit

Major Position Timeline

Also see History of the Administrative Branch.

[[Category:Administrative Branch
# Portrait Speaker Party Administration # Underspeaker Underspeaker Party Tenure
1 Nremni Portrait Nremni Progressive 1st 1 Andrew Mearl Establishment 2012-II
2 Andrew Mearl Andrew Mearl Establishment 2nd 2 Nremni Progressive 2012-III
3rd 3 Jackson Mearl Union 2013-I
4th 4 Ryan Bleitze Authority 2013-II
5th 5 Edward Stenbach Establishment 2013-III
3 Carlson Tyler Carlson Tyler Progressive 6th 6 John Brayer Libertarian 2014-I
4 Luke Cannon Luke Cannon Progressive 7th 2014-II
8th 2014-III
9th 2015-I
10th 2015-II
11th 2015-III
5 Pierce Ehtya Union 7 Harrison Mearl Establishment

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