As it has become clear that the CSM has a significant impact on the development of EVE, new players are constantly attracted to the position. With the term limits relaxed, old council members are sure to take a lot of votes that would otherwise have gone to new blood. If you're not satisfied with what you've seen coming from the CSM so far and are looking for someone new that represents your play style, these are the guys to support.

New candidates may find it hard to gain enough support to grab a seat from one of the more experienced ex- council members. To that end, most will start a campaign website or write a general manifesto of the issues they plan to push to CCP at the CSM summit in Iceland. Below is a list of candidates that weren't previous CSM members but are running active campaigns or have set plans for what they want to do in office.

If you spot any errors in the list or have a useful link to contribute, please leave it in the comments on this page.



Name: Andrea Bonifacio
EVE character:
Mirtillo
Corporation:
Los Chupacabras(CHUPA)
Alliance:
None
Useful links: Campaign blog, forum thread, Interview

Mirtillo is running for CSM on a platform of low security space revamps and various minor balance tweaks.




Name: Leonidas Rosa da Rocha coelho
EVE character:
Katabrok First
Corporation:
Apukaray Security(APKS)
Alliance:
None
Useful links: Campaign blog

Katabrok First is something of an unknown among the candidates. He plans to push for issues like reducing blobbing, revamping PvE and adding more solar systems.




Name: Robert Woodhead
EVE character:
Trebor Daehdoow
Corporation:
Sane Industries Inc.(S.I.I)
Alliance:
Initiative Mercenaries(IM)
Useful links: Campaign website, forum thread, interview

Trebor Daehdoow is running for CSM on a platform of fixing lag and improving the game's user interface. The 51 year old player has had a long and successful career in the programming industry and believes he can take these talents into the CSM.
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Name: Jason Berman
EVE character:
Esharan
Corporation:
Punishers Of Evil(POE88)
Alliance:
Mordus Angels(MOA)
Useful links: Campaign forum thread

Esharan is a relatively unknown player running for CSM on a completely neutral platform. Having been involved in many different areas of gameplay, he believes that he is better able to provide unbiased service to the CSM than most.




Name: Matt Farrow
EVE character:
Fatmarrow
Corporation:
Galactic-Empire(GAL-E)
Alliance:
None
Useful links: Campaign blog, forum thread, interview

Fatmarrow has decided to run for CSM on a neutral platform, preferring to represent all issues equally. He believes his experience as a real-life patent attourney will help him push issues in the meetings with CCP.




Name: Carole Pivarnik
EVE character:
Mynxee
Corporation:
Noir.(NOIR.)
Alliance:
Noir. Mercenary Group(NMG.)
Useful links: Campaign website, forum thread, interview

Mynxee has made a name for herself as one of EVE's most notorious female outlaws. She's running for CSM on a strong platform of reforms to low security space and decreasing blobbing in PvP through a form of stacking penalty.




Name: Avicenna Sarfaraz
EVE character:
Avicenna Sarfaraz
Corporation:
The Maverick Navy(-MVN-)
Alliance:
IT Alliance(-IT-)
Useful links: Campaign forum thread, interview

Avicenna Sarfaraz is one of the IT alliance candidates for this CSM and plans to hold CCP accountable for long-standing bugs and glitches in the game. Their campaign website is unfortunately currently down.




Name: Mike Dawe
EVE character:
Mike Azariah
Corporation:
Smegineer's(SMEGS)
Alliance:
Brainfarts(BRAIN)
Useful links: Campaign blog, interview

Mike Azariah is running for CSM on a platform of fixing all the little issues with EVE that have been delayed due to low priority. He hopes to make improvements to faction warfare, bookmarks and the user interface.




Name: Peter Farrell
EVE character:
Elise Randolph
Corporation:
Habitual Euthanasia(HABIT)
Alliance:
Dystopia Alliance(SINGE)
Useful links: Campaign forum thread, interview

Elise Randolph is running for CSM on a platform of revamping low security space, improving faction warfare and a whole host of other changes.




Name: Paul Kunneman
EVE character:
Jump MacClone
Corporation:
University of Caille(UC)
Alliance:
None
Useful links: Campaign website, forum thread

Jump MacClone is running for CSM on a platform of improving the way EVE's GMs communicate with players and other issues.




Name: Caleb Finn
EVE character:
Cinori Aluben
Corporation:
Gladiators of Rage(GLD)
Alliance:
Systematic-Chaos(SYS-K)
Useful links: Campaign website, forum thread, interview 1, interview 2, facebook

Cinori Aluben is running for CSM on a platform of improving the everyday pilot's experience and all the little things in EVE instead of producing more big, unfinished features.




Name: Marcel Alesi
EVE character:
ALPHA12125
Corporation:
0utbreak(TOXIN)
Alliance:
None
Useful links: Campaign forum thread, interview

ALPHA12125 is CEO of 0utbreak and is running for CSM on a platform of pushing PvP and alliance issues.




Name: Tadeus Dobrovolskij
EVE character:
Corbeau Lenoir
Corporation:
ZER0.(ZER0.)
Alliance:
IT Alliance(-IT-)
Useful links: Campaign forum thread, interview

Corbeau Lenoir is another pilot from IT alliance promising to push reforms to high and low security space. He also wishes to make EVE a more harsh place and is pushing various fixes described in his campaign thread.




Name: Jake Clarke
EVE character:
Cat o'Ninetails
Corporation:
Rancer Defence League(R.D.L)
Alliance:
None
Useful links: Campaign website, campaign thread

Cat o'Ninetails gained notoriety though the EVE forums and hopes to enter the fifth CSM to open up more communication between EVE's developers or game masters and its player community.




Name: Mark Schooling
EVE character:
Ashina Sito
Corporation:
Center for Advanced Studies(CAS)
Alliance:
None
Useful links: Campaign blog, campaign thread

Ashina Sito is running for CSM on a platform of repopulating nullsec through something he calls "incubator systems".




Name: John Glover
EVE character:
paritybit
Corporation:
Probability Directive(P-DIR)
Alliance:
None
Useful links: Campaign blog, interview

Paritybit is running for CSM on a platform of boosting low security space, changing criminality, removing local and other changes.




Name: Michael Cunningham
EVE character:
Alorithe
Corporation:
BlackSite Prophecy(BS.P)
Alliance:
Looney Toons.(ACME)
Useful links: Campaign forum thread

Alorithe is running for CSM on a platform of supporting the little guys and casual players of EVE.




Name: Scott Manley
EVE character:
Illectroculus Defined
Corporation:
Chooch Inc.(CHOOC)
Alliance:
Twilight Federation(DUSK)
Useful links: Campaign blog, forum thread, interview

Illectroculus Defined is running for CSM to push a wide range of changes, from local chat as an intel source to saving UI settings server-side as other games do.




Name: Robert Stettler
EVE character:
Manalapan
Corporation:
Dynasty Banking(DBANK)
Alliance:
General Tso's Alliance(3XXXD)
Useful links: Campaign blog, forum thread

Manalapan is running for CSM on a platform of supporting griefers and scammers.




Name: Charles Edmondson
EVE character:
Lycanthis
Corporation:
StarHunt(STRH)
Alliance:
Systematic-Chaos(SYS-K)
Useful links: Campaign forum thread

Lycanthis is not a well known player and has no real statement of intent. His campaign forum thread shows that he's interested in improving the EVE user interface and convincing CCP to spend a development cycle polishing the game rather than releasing another expansion.
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Name: Alex Chase
EVE character:
Centurax
Corporation:
Eve Engineering Research(EER)
Alliance:
Eve Engineering(EE)
Useful links: Campaign website, forum thread

Centurax is running for CSM to help develop planetary interaction and player owned structures as well as pushing balance issues through to CCP.




Name: Laura S Potter
EVE character:
greymouse
Corporation:
Black Eclipse Corp(BNC.E)
Alliance:
None
Useful links: Campaign website, Interview

Greymouse is a relatively unknown candidate who supplied no initial statement of intent but later launched a campaign website. She has participated in an interview with EVE Tribune, where she gave details on why she's running for CSM 5. She hopes to encourage CCP to slow down the rate at which they produce new content to give more time for debugging.


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