KUnited wins big in student elections
- Apr. 12, 2012
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KUnited candidates Hannah Bolton and Brandon Woodard won nearly 85 percent of the student vote to become next year’s student body president and vice president.
The duo received 1,814 out of 2,147 votes. Opposing candidates Gus Bova and Claire Kerwin from SPQR took 266 votes, or 12.4 percent. Sixty-seven students wrote in their own candidates, including Bill Self and Twitter personalities KU Steam Whistle and Fake Jeff Withey.
KUnited candidates received the most votes in every senate seat category. The two SPQR candidates running for College of Liberal Arts & Sciences freshman/sophomore seats, Noah Campo and Wade Briscoe, came last in voting on the ballot out of 14 candidates. But both will still be voted in as senators because 14 seats are available.
Results are not official until approved by the Student Senate elections commission.
Vikaas is a senior from Naperville, Ill. majoring in journalism. Read more from Vikaas Shanker.