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SGA election recap: Robinson takes trustee

The Student Government Association senate elections took place April 14 and 15. Below is a recap of the results.

In the only contested race, Amanda Robinson was elected student trustee decisively, garnering 61 percent of the 1,175 total votes over opponent MacKenzie Mahoney. Robinson, the former president of the student government,earned 718 votes to Mahoney’s 457.

James Christopher and Jesse Kruszka were unanimously voted as president and vice president with a total of 931 votes.

Junior Carlos Vasquez, sophomores Isabelle Kingsbury and Sothea Chau, and freshman Meaghan Gallagher,were elected senators of the Manning School of Business. Gallagher, an accounting major, garnered 27.1 percent of the total votes among the four with a count of 116. Vasquez, Gallagher and Kingsbury begin their first terms with SGA, while Chau begins his second term with the student government.

Junior Jordan Pena, sophomore Sunita Singh Poma and freshman Seamus Pugh earned positions as senators of the Francis College of Engineering. Pena led the vote count with 165 votes, 37.8 percent of the total. All three begin their second terms.

Sophomores Nicholas Lentine and Vanida Pino were elected senators of the College of Health Sciences to earn their second SGA terms. Both nursing majors,Lentine gathered 139 votes (53.3 percent) to Pino’s 122 (46.7 percent).

The College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Science will see freshmen Robert Callahan, Tyler Farley and Lindy Reed as its senators. Callahan led the race with 201 votes to Reed’s 200 and Farley’s 196.

Senators elected at large include junior Erika Petipas, sophomores Gerrit Boldt, Cody Case, Jonathan Knittel and John DeRosa, and freshmen Lisa Degou, Brian Madigan and Christopher Kelleher. Degou led the eight-student race with 679 votes, 13 percent of the total.

The most experienced of all senators elected this year,Boldt will begin his third term as a member of the student government. He earned 623 votes in the at-large race.

Christopher Nunez and Kenya Semexant were elected senior class president and treasurer, respectively.


Marlon Pitter is a former editor-in-chief of the UMass Lowell Connector. Hailing from Hartford, Conn., he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in journalism and professional writing and a digital media minor in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @marlonpresents.

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