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Campus Clips: And the election winner is…

The results of the  2018 Student Government election are in, and the presidential ticket goes to Daniel Kaeden Kelso and Ysatis Jordan.

“We would encourage all of our student colleagues to consider running for elected office as a way to serve their community and their peers,” Kelso wrote. Photo courtesy of Daniel Kelso.

“We would encourage all of our student colleagues to consider running for elected office as a way to serve their community and their peers,” Kelso wrote. Photo courtesy of Daniel Kelso.

After running uncontested, they still needed at least 50 percent of the overall votes, plus one. Finishing with 305 “yes” votes, 84.96 percent of the total votes, the duo won with ease.

While the results could be considered a landslide, the election itself was a bumpy road.

Kelso wrote in an email to Connect that he is already planning improvements to the administration.

“The first order of business is to build relationships with students & student leaders, colleagues in Student Government (here and on other campuses), and university faculty & administration,” Kelso wrote. “In addition, it is something that this new administration will push for is student involvement in the Student Government Senate.”

Meanwhile, the presidential ticket wasn’t the only thing up for grabs. There were also senate seats available. Seven senators ran for office, all were voted in. Tiffany Porcelli took the highest number of votes with 232. The other senators elected are Ariel Duhart, Mary Jacobsen, Joseph Sook, Tyra Warren, Mychael Sherrill and Philopateer Rizkalla.

“We would encourage all of our student colleagues to consider running for elected office as a way to serve their community and their peers,” Kelso wrote. “It is an honorable thing to get to serve and to be the representative of the Student Body.”

Additional election information

For more on the election, visit Campus Clips: Things you should know about the election, in a language you can understand.

For more information on The University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Government, click here.

 

An edit was made to this post on March 4 to correct the spelling of Tiffany Porcelli’s name.

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