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BREAKING: Weber, Wilshire win SGA presidential election

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Newly-elected President Will Weber embraces his mother, Janice Weber, after he is declared student body president.

Newly-elected President Will Weber embraces his mother, Janice Weber, after he is declared student body president.

Abby Anstead

Abby Anstead

Newly-elected President Will Weber embraces his mother, Janice Weber, after he is declared student body president.

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With five slates running for the Student Government Association president and vice president positions, Will Weber and Ellen Wilshire came out on top, receiving a total of 291 votes from the student body. 

A group of 30 students cheered as Chief Justice Joey Smith declared the pair winners of the 2016 Student Government Association presidential election at 10:22 p.m. on March 31. 

Weber and Wilshire beat the nearest candidates, Katherine Hahnel and Kaitlyn Schaefer, by 73 votes. 

Vice President Ellen Wilshire, President Will Weber and their campaign manager Patrick Reagan celebrate as the pair is declared the winners.

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Vice President Ellen Wilshire, President Will Weber and their campaign manager Patrick Reagan celebrate as the pair is declared the winners.

Weber said he is ready to start putting the points of his campaign into action. 

“It is time to bring a new day for SGA,” Weber said. “We’re going to get down to work right away — learn, listen and act, focus on student success, community engagement, campus innovation, and we’re just getting started. We’re going to put NKU on the rise.” 

Vice President Wilshire, who is new to the Student Government Association, reiterated that they are ready to tackle their platform points. 

“This is brand new to me so I’m ready to dive in, get right into it, and do everything that we talked about in our campaign,” Wilshire said. 

Below is a complete list of votes.

 

President / Vice President

Number of Votes

Will Weber / Ellen Wilshire

291

Kat Hahnel / Kaitlyn Schaefer

218

Devin Mason/Christian Miller

110

Bradley Blankenship/Kyle Gottmann

83

Hunter Poindexter/Scott Sanker

77

Kyle Taylor/Brian Murray (write-in)

26

   

Secretary for Student Involvement

Number of Votes

Miriam Davis 605

605

   

Secretary for Public Relations

Number of Votes

Sami Dada 367

367

Joey Yerace 320

320

   

Secretary for Administration Votes

Number of Votes

Taylor Gagne

606

   

Student Senate (top 25 elected)

Number of Votes

Caroline Winstel

360

Madison Vaughn

338

Rebecca Hepner

328

Ryan Gray

317

Chase Britt

312

Ben Anderson

299

Onyi Okorie

297

Maggie Smith

296

Isaac Dailey

291

Bradie Anderson

284

Austin Stevenson

282

Cynthia Mentrup

280

Dejah Rawlings

278

Cole Curtis

274

Dasia Bartlett

273

Evan Berkemeyer

268

Spencer Sutton

267

Chelsea Smith

257

Ethan Bechtol

245

Iain Applebee

245

Kayla Brewer

242

Benjamin Sanning

236

Jachelle Sologuren

232

Hope Sherman

229

Emma Vincent

229

Mikaela Mustaine

206

Christian Brashers

183

Justin Biggs (write-in)

5

   

Judicial Council (top 5 elected)

Number of Votes

Alex Vest

419

Ethan Losier

402

Haley Madden

392

Walker Mettens

372

Jacob Englert

334

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