The Simon-Reed ticket swept the 2017-2018 Student Government Association (SGA) elections, claiming all four Executive Board positions after an intense campaign season.
Christina Simon, the outgoing SGA Secretary who led the Simon-Reed ticket, was elected as SGA’s new president. Simon received more than half of the total amount of votes cast for the four presidential candidates combined.
Violet Reed, Michael Roma and Josie Martinez will fill the Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary positions respectively.
“I am so honored to have been elected as your student body president! The SHU community has had a special place in my heart since I joined SGA as a freshman,” Simon said in an email. “It has been such a privilege to run alongside such passionate candidates in an election with the highest voter turnout in recent SGA history. My team and I are excited to move forward as a unified Senate and to work with the best interest of the student body in mind.”
Outgoing SGA President Teagan Sebba expressed her excitement about Simon’s election.
“I’ve worked closely with Christina for the past two years and I have to say that I am thrilled that she will be my successor,” Sebba said. “Her love for the student body and experience within our organization sets her up to be one of the most successful SGA presidents ever.”
Sebba said that these elections made recent SGA history not only in the record voter turnout numbers but also in how contested the elections were.
The complete unofficial election results are as follows:
President: Christina Simon
Vice President: Violet Reed
Treasurer: Michael Roma
Secretary: Josie Martinez
Arts & Sciences Senators:
Marlene Da Cruz
Communication and the Arts Senator:
These results are unofficial, pending appeal.
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