SGA presidential runoff

Photos Courtesy of Janna Pennington

Chris Davis
News Reporter

 

This year’s SGA Student Executive Board Elections were a close race.

For the first time in many years, no candidate for any of the five offices ran unopposed.

Because no candidate for president received at least 51 percent of the student body vote, a runoff election will occur today from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. via the Samford portal. Students will have the opportunity to cast their vote for either sophomore religion major Cameron Thomas or junior economics and management double major Rebecca Price.

If elected president Thomas would like to provide unity across Samford’s campus.

“I am aspiring to ignite unity as well as community on this campus through my platform of the MAC plan,” Thomas said.

Price hopes to provide a voice to all Samford students.

“My goals for the SGA presidency are to create a better Samford that allows students to be engaged, united and heard by their student government,” Price said.

Sophomore biology major and theater minor Emily Johnson said

“Every student on campus should know who they can go to with a complaint or an idea.”

Students received the results for the four remaining Student Executive Board positions on Tuesday afternoon.

Junior psychology major Corey Jackson will serve as Vice President for Senate for the 2012-13 academic year alongside Vice-President for Events Sarah Waller, Vice President for Public Relations Emily Johnson and Vice President for Development Abby Sander.

Students who currently hold positions in SGA think highly of the candidates running this year.

“This year is different, because each candidate has their own path through SGA and Samford that has led them to their decision to run,” senior political science and journalism and mass communication double-major and current SGA President Riley Westmoreland said. “Each candidate has leadership experience that is completely unique.”

Westmoreland’s counterparts also like the quality of the candidates running.

Current Vice President for Public Relations Tori Bragg said,

“This year, there are so many candidates running for office that have the experience and proven dedication to do the job well,” Bragg said.

For more information on this year’s Student Executive Board elections contact Janna Pennington (jpenning@samford.edu) or David Reece (dreece@samford.edu).

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