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Student government announces election results

By Will Grieder
Student Government Association, Judicial Commission Chief Justice

(Sept. 14, 2007)--UTSA students voted this week 3,031 (66 percent) to 1,571 (34 percent) in support of increasing student fees to expand the UTSA athletics program. The endorsement of increased fees includes support for the eventual addition of a football program at the city's only Division I athletics program. (Read more about the referendum.)

Additionally, students voted to fill 16 seats in the Student Government Association (SGA). More students than had ever voted in a UTSA student election participated in the election with the largest-ever field of candidates. The declared winners were installed Thursday evening in their respective offices. A plurality is needed for senator elections and a majority is needed for officer elections.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks go to all of the candidates for an excellent fall election. The voting results are listed below.

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SGA election results

(winners in bold)

College of Public Policy (1 senator position)
Joseph Carrillo Ramirez - 28 votes (46.67%)
Steve Garcia - 27 votes (45%)

College of Sciences (2 senator positions)
Laura N. Carr - 88 votes (28.39%)
Hector Garcia - 81votes (26.13%)
Mary Newman - 65 votes (20.97%)
Chudney D. Brown - 62 votes (20%)

College of Education (2 senator positions)
No declared candidates in this election; positions remain open until filled in General Assembly.

Undeclared Majors (3 senator positions)
Patton Phelps - 59 votes (40.14%)
Vanessa Kristina Trevino - 36 votes (24.49%)
Nicole (Nikki) Lopez - 27 votes (18.37%)
Pardeis Heidari - 16 votes (10.88%)

Graduate Students (3 senator positions)
Chidi "Q" Ikoku - 23 votes (20%)
Rhiannon Candia Walsh - 32 votes (27.83%)
Hector Alviar - 35 votes (30.43%)
Gil Peters - 17 votes (14.78%)

Senior Class (1 senator position)
Eduardo Rendon - 366 votes (87.98%)

Freshman Class (3 senator positions)
Derek Trimm - 87 votes (12.03%)
Jocelyn Lo - 94 votes (13%)
Carey Neal - 128 votes (17.70%)
Carlos O. Davenport - 30 votes (4.15%)
Stefan Mead - 16 votes (2.21%)
Amanda Salerno-O'Donnell - 19 votes (2.63%)
Mayllyn Luz - 17 votes (2.35%)
Jonathan Andrew Coombe - 19 votes (2.63%)
Joel Schiffer - 34 votes (4.70%)
Angelica Marie Medina - 54 votes (7.47%)
Jesalyn Draper - 9 votes (1.24%)
Nicole Munoz - 83 votes (11.48%)
Dorian Rospond - 9 votes (1.24%)
Brent Justin Ward - 53 votes (7.33%)
Richard Garcia - 15 votes (2.07%)
John Lawrence Egan - 9 votes (1.24%)

Secretary (3 declared candidates)
Derek Bell - 1,373 votes (39.54%)
Alicia Matus - 1,370 votes (39.46%)
Kort Jackson - 452 votes (13.02%)

Because the executive officer positions require a majority of votes to be declared the winner, a winner was not declared for this seat. A run-off election between Derek Bell and Alicia Matus is Sept. 18-19 on ASAP.

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