SGA election results announced

April 18, 2013



Staff Reporter


As the polls opened, students gathered near the kennel to make sure their voices would be heard and their right to vote would be utilized.


This year the student body voted, and Allison East has been elected to serve as the 2013-2014 Student Government Association president.


East, a history major, said she has been a part of SGA for the past three years and just finished serving as vice president during the 2012-13 school year.


“I joined the freshman leadership team right when classes started my freshman year,” East said. “Then I ran for, and was elected to a senate seat a few weeks later.”


East said when she first got to Tech she wanted to be active and have a voice on campus.


“I came to Tech knowing fewer than ten people,” East said. “I knew when I got here that I would have to get involved to make friends.”


East said she is greatly appreciative to the people who have helped her along the way.


“Emily LaFleur and Bridget Watts, the president and vice president at the time, did an amazing job reaching out to me and showing me the potential SGA had,” East said. “That was what got me hooked, and since then I have fallen in love with the organization.”


East said she learned many different skills and views from her year of service as vice president.


“In my year as vice president, I have learned so much and have gotten so many ideas,” East said.  “It is an everyday struggle to hold back my excitement to get started.”


East also said she wants not only to be the president but also to represent the students as best as she can.


“I want to use the office of president to give SGA back to its students,” East said.  “It’s their SGA.”


East said she feels SGA deserves to assist the student body so they will be proud of the organization that represents them.


“I want to help the students in every way,” East said.  “I want them to be excited about our organization and the things we can do for them.”


East said she wants the students to feel comfortable to come and talk to her about any certain topic they wish to discuss.


“My door is always open,” East said.  “As president, I will make sure that it is open even wider.”


East said she is excited about the upcoming school year and hopes that everyone else is as well.


“I cannot wait to serve as the 2013-2014 SGA president,” East said.  “It is going to be a great year.”


The runoff candidates for vice president are Maggie Brakeville and Dillon Miller.


The runoff candidates for secretary are Reid Brasher and  Kiwi Riser.


Within the next two weeks the runoffs will be held for the remaining candidates East said.


“I’m really just ready for it to be over so we can get started,” East said. “I’m extremely proud of all the candidates who have come this far, and my thoughts are with them through this extra time.”


East said she hopes the candidates are committed and ready to work to help SGA.


“I’m determined to work with the winners and make this the best SGA possible,” she said.


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