The primary results are in: the Scott/Reed and Shreckler/Lombardino campaigns will be advancing to the general election for Student Government Association president and vice president.
Voting for the SGA primary election took place from 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 to midnight on Thursday, Feb. 27. Results were posted on the door of the Blum 207 on Saturday morning and the general student body was informed of the results via email shortly before 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon, March 2.
The Schreckler/Lombardino ticket received 245 votes but was reduced by 25. This 10% deduction of votes came as a result of election grievance sanctions. The Scott/Reed ticket received 188 votes and the Armstrong/Cavender ticket received 86 with no deductions on either ticket.
Leading the primary vote, presidential candidate Dillon Schreckler said that he was elated to receive support in the form of over 200 votes.
“I couldn’t be happier with how everything’s going,” Schreckler said. “I’m happy that our message is being taken well by the students.”
Despite not leading the primary vote, presidential candidate Nathan Scott said he felt positively about voter turnout and was confident in the ability of his campaign to win.
“I think we have a strong path forward,” Scott said. “We’re definitely for sure that we will be able to go out and raise the student voice.”
Scott said that in the event his ticket did not win the general election he still planned to advocate for students, whether through SGA or other avenues.
“No matter what we see from the next administration, I will be there for students to fight for students and to make sure that this next year is a positive year,” Scott said. “It doesn’t matter what your position is, you all have the ability to create change. You have the ability to advocate and you have the ability to make this campus a better place.”
His running mate, Ariana Reed, said that she was still adamant about winning the election but would consider another position in SGA, such as senator, in the event that her ticket didn’t win.
While he did not move on to the general election, presidential candidate Luke Armstrong said that he appreciated the support he was given by constituents.
“I can’t thank them enough,” Armstrong said. “Just because I didn’t necessarily win this one doesn’t mean I’m not going to try and continue to make a difference.”
Armstrong said that he will now endorse the Scott/Reed ticket.
The SGA General Election will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 12:01am through Thursday, March 5 at 11:59pm. The ballot may be found at www.missouriwestern.edu/sga