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SGA Senate digital voting poll open through Friday

By Jennifer Luna

Andres Holliday, student government association president and psychology junior, is coordinating an election this week to fill three senator positions to establish the executive board.

Voting for the SGA senate positions is open until 11:45 p.m. Friday. Log onto to vote. The poll is located on the right hand side of the first page after users login.

Seven students are running for three SGA senate positions: one for the College of Business; two for the College of Arts and Sciences; and four for the College of Education and Kinesiology.

Savannah Villanueva and Jenna Mata are running for senator for the College of Arts and Sciences. Krystal Kirk, Joshua Roth, Jillian Mata and Silvia Soto are running for the College of Education and Kinesiology, and David Villareal for the College of Business. Only one student will be elected senator for each college.

Students’ majors were not available by press time, however some candidate fliers were available, including one distributed at Brooks Campus by master’s student Joshua Roth, who served five years in the U.S. Army and is pursuing a graduate degree in Kinesiology.

Other candidate bios were found on SGA’s Facebook page, including Krystal Kirk and Jillian Mata.

Mata, pursuing a EC-6 degree, posted on Facebook that she “will always work to understand the underlying problems of student concerns. I will do this by making connections of listening to my fellow student peers and seek the establishment of dedication to them.” Other bios can be found on the social media site.

“We’re shooting for the best possible (voting) turnout,” said Holliday.

Election results will be announced Wednesday, Holliday said. Announcement of election results were not scheduled as of press time, but will be provided as soon as information becomes available.

Jacob Beltran and Rossi Ramirez contributed to this report.


About the Author

Jennifer Luna
Jennifer Luna
Jennifer Luna is an opinion editor for The Mesquite. She not only writes about opinions, but also covers crime and higher education. Jennifer is an intern at La Prensa for the spring semester and is a part- time editorial assistant for the San Antonio Express-News. Jennifer received an Associate of Arts with a concentration of Journalism from San Antonio College in May 2013, and is expected to receive her bachelor’s in journalism from Texas A&M- San Antonio May 2015.

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