The Undergraduate Student Government fall election results are out. Even though there were less voters this election compared to last fall’s approximately 600, Jenna Johnson, USG election and credentials committee chair, was pleased with the turnout.
“There were 496 voters total, which we’re actually very happy with because in the fall elections it’s never very high,” Johnson said.
Johnson said the candidates were able to get students to vote with various campaign efforts.
“I don’t know if it’s the chalking that they (students) are seeing because I know candidates were starting to chalk and put up posters,” Johnson said. “They campaigned hard this fall which was good.”
Collin Kearney won junior class president, beating one other candidate. Danny Glass won freshmen class president, beating three other candidates.
Beth Wittery and Gabriel Kendor won the freshman residential senator and residential senator positions, respectively. Both were the only candidates that contested for the position but still had to meet a certain amount of votes to win.
Louis Sand and Katzie Truso are now freshmen class senators, beating out one other candidate.
Junior Takor Zehn won the student diversity chair, beating one other candidate.
Election winners will be sworn into their positions at the USG fall retreat this weekend at Camp Ihduhapi in Lorretto, Minn. USG will also decide its three initiatives for the year at the retreat.
Cynthia Johnson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.