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Student government race lacks competition

Submitted by Cheyenne Banner on March 8, 2012 – 5:29 pmOne Comment

Several Student Government Association members who held positions during the past term are entering, without competition, the spring 2012 election Monday and Tuesday, March 12-13 in the Donaghey Student Center foyer. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m.

After two years of service SGA president, Simone Lewis, senior mass communications major, is not making a bid for presidential re-election. Instead, Lewis is running for senator of the College Professional Studies, a position she held prior to her time as president. Lewis did not respond to a request for an interview.

On the ballot, Rizan Mohsin, sophomore international studies major, is the only registered candidate for president. She currently serves as the association’s president pro tempore. Mohsin said, she was shocked and a little disappointed that there were not more candidates participating in the election. Ed Hernandez, sophomore business major, is her running mate.

Candidates for senate include Aisha Siddiqui, junior international studies and Spanish major, running for re-election in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Jonathan Bobo, senior early childhood education major, bidding for re-election in the College of Education. Making a switch from University College Sen. Asad Akhter, sophomore biology major, is seeking a position in the College of Science and Math, and University College Sen. Hamza Arshad, junior philosophy and liberal arts major, is running for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

For a write-in candidate application or more information contact the Office of Campus Life or email sga@ualr.edu.

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