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Fall election fills vacant seats

Submitted by Jennifer Ellis on October 3, 2012 – 6:46 pmNo Comment

In a largely uncontested race, all but two candidates for positions on the Student Senate will take seats, assuming they received one vote each in the fall Student Government Association election, which took place Monday and Tuesday in the Donaghey Student Center.

Although more than 30 students picked up candidate registration packets from the Office of Campus Life, according to SGA President Rizan Mohsin, just 14 candidates appeared on the ballot.

The only position which had more candidates than open seats was for Member-At-Large, which had five seats available and seven candidates. Member-At-Large positions are reserved for students who have not declared a major.

The candidates for Member-At-Large were Doniece Allen, Hanna Sazama, Adela Hernandez, Lauren Mcneaill, Javari Burnett, Corrigan Revels and Emily Bruner. Polls were still open when The Forum went to press Tuesday, so for the vote count and final results visit

In uncontested races, candidates were Joe “Trey” Gibeault for Senator of the College of Business; Phillip Portoni and Gary Hillery for Senators of the College of Engineering and Information Technology; Jalen Turner for Senator of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Brett Clark for Senator of the College of Science; and Natasha Jaffar and Sana Khan for Senators of University College.

The fall election filled nearly all the vacancies on the Senate except two positions for Grad School Senator, in which no candidates came forward.


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