|Citizenship Status||UEE Citizen|
Titus Costigan, son of Kelos Costigan, is an entrepreneur and an Imperatorial candidate in the 2950 elections.
Titus Costigan applied to run for the elections and made it through both the primary and secondary voting round. This made him run for Imperator as one of the final five candidates, alongside co-Universalist Illyana Sharrad. He is one of the only candidates that has never held a public office before.
Titus' campaign plans were deregulation to spur economic growth, and increase reliance on militias. If he were elected, his first months would be spent on reducing financial and bureaucratic waste, and maximizing returns. Titus is also a supporter of the Militia Mobilization Initiative and plans on expanding on it more. Titus also believes that the private sector and individuals are often better at directly helping people than the government. Titus hopes that he can better solve problems by coordinating efforts with the public and private sector. This is why Titus also has his own foundation (see Better Together Foundation).
Internal party tension
The fact that Titus runs for Imperator alongside co-Universalist Sharrad is difficult for current Imperator Kelos Costigan, but since he's also his son, it made it even more peculiar. Traditionally, an Imperator would publicly endorse the running candidate for his/her own party, but Kelos Costigan has refused to endorse or comment on either of the both Universalists running for office. The universalist party itself had endorsed Sharrad officially. Sharrad and Universalist chair Aadi Svensson reportedly met with Costigan prior to the secondary vote to pressure him into publicly endorsing Sharrad. Apparently, the meeting became so contentious that it soured the working relationship between the Imperator and his High-Secretary.
Making matter worse between the two Universalist candidates were a series of attack ads specifically targeting Sharrad that hit the Spectrum just before the secondary vote. Titus' campaign denied involvement. Despite this, Sharrad still lost several key parts of the Universalist voting block to Titus.
Better Together Foundation
Better Together is a foundation owned by Titus. It provides help for the less fortunate in ways such as free daycare, meals, adult education and on the job training.