The ballots for the Student Government Association (SGA)’s fall election open on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m. and close Wednesday at 5 p.m. During these elections, 39 candidates are vying for 16 available seats. The breakdown of the seats are: two for the College of Arts and Architecture; one for the College of Computing and Informatics; three for the College of Education; three for the College of Health and Human Services; one for the William States Lee College of Engineering; two for University College; four Class Presidents.

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Below is information about the 39 candidates. For additional information, visit

At-Large Senators

Jake Butler, pre-buisness administration major, sophomore.
Vincent Cahill, pre-economics major, junior.
Tanner Holden, pre-kinesiology major, sophomore.
Andre Jefferies, political science major, sophomore.
Brijesh Kishan, political science major, senior.
Spencer Kwolyk, pre-business administration major, sophomore.
Sam Polad, finance major, senior.

Freshman At-Large Senators

Austin Beebe, pre-accounting major.
Mackenzie Belton, University College.
Tavares Bush, pre-accounting major.
Amber Creft, political science major.
Raymond Galicia, pre-nursing major.
Aaliyah O’Neal, pre-kinesiology major.
Kelsey Summey, University College.

Freshman Class President

Alex Cauthren, pre-communication studies major.
Emily Crunkleton, political science major.
Chris Davis, pre-accounting major.
Abby DeBerry, pre-business administration major.
Brittnee Gaines, pre-biology major.
Makeda Harris, health professions exploration major.
Joel Hernadez, computer engineering major.
Matthew Moermond, mechanical engineering major.
Jaimish Patel, pre-business administration major.
Sydney Quach, pre-middle grades education major.
JT Robbins, pre-business administration major.
Julian Robinson, psychology major.
Brandon Rotimi, political science major.
Hilda Swanepoel, University College.
Matthew Washington, political science major.

Sophomore Class President

Christina Gullo, pre-elementary education major.
Ashley Martin, University College.

Junior Class President

Domonique Byers, pre-business administration major.
Tiffany Lieu, finance major.
Bianca Nanje, political science major.
Brandon Nixon, philosophy major.

Senior Class President

Brittany Bryant, marketing major.
Bethany Burch, finance major.
Andrea Ellis, public health major.
Mitul Mehta, finance major.

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