Student Senate elections begin


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The applications for Student Senate executive board have been released and all the positions are up for the taking.

Student senators have from Feb. 17 to 28 to obtain the signatures they need to get on the ballot for the election.

Freshman senators Michelle Bradley and Dominic Giovanniello are running for Student Senate president. Their first step is to obtain 125 signatures from Shippensburg University students.

The positions of vice president, treasurer and secretary require 100 signatures. Olivia Straka is the current vice president and she is running for the same position unopposed.

Kevin Rezac and Nicholas McClure are in running for treasurer while Nickolys Hinton and Rebecca Zelner are running for secretary.

Once the senators have submitted the required signatures, they will begin campaigning on March 3. Speeches will be given by the candidates on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. in McFeely’s.

A voting table will be set up by the food court in the Great Hall of the Ceddia Union Building. Students can vote at the table from 12-2 p.m March 10-13.

Any student can run for president or secretary, but it is recommended that the candidate have one year’s worth of experience as a member of Student Senate.

For the position of vice president, a student must have been a member of the student group and activities committee for one semester. Treasurer requires that a student have experience serving on the budget and finance committee for one semester.

Luke Perry, the current president, will be graduating this spring after four years of serving in Student Senate. “This year has been an intense year and the senators have been incredibly involved.

It has been an honor and a privilege to lead them this school year, and I believe next year our future leaders will maintain an active stance in the university and surrounding community,” Perry said.


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