McGown wins WSGA election

Taylor McGown and Michael Kitowski find out they will be the 2011-12 Washburn Student Government Association president and vice president, respectively, at a brief announcement ceremony Friday, March 11. McGown and Kitowski had 448 votes, compared to Rizki Aljupri and Nicholas Campbell's 281.

Josh Rouse

The Washburn Student Government Association presidential and senatorial election results were made official Friday, March 11, during a short ceremony held in the basement of the Memorial Union.

Current WSGA president Caley Onek and WSGA vice president Lucas Mullin announced first announced the senatorial vote counts, which included six write-in candidates earning senatorial positions. Onek then announced that Taylor McGown and her vice presidential running mate Michael Kitowski received a majority of the votes with 448 to Rizki Aljupri and Nicholas Campbell’s 281.

Brooke Rollison received the most senatorial votes with 409, followed by Amber Kissell with 393, Jarrod Cullan and Shea Kirsop with 377 apiece and Dlany Conny with 370. All 19 of the senatorial candidates received 230 or more votes and will serve next year.

Write-in candidates had to receive 10 or more votes to be eligible for a senatorial position. Jon Trotter received 39 votes, followed by Myles Howell with 38, Jessie McGown and Ivan Moya with 35 apiece, Chrib Huber with 11 and Evan Thomas with the bare minimum of 10 votes.

PRESIDENTIAL/VICE PRESIDENTIAL VOTE COUNT

1. Taylor McGown/Michael Kitowski – 448

2. Rizki Aljupri/Nicholas Campbell – 281

SENATORIAL VOTE COUNT

1. Brooke Rollison, 409

2. Amber Kissell, 393

3. Jarrod Cullan, 377

4. Shea Kirsop, 377

5. Dlany Conny, 370

6. Brett Johnson, 350

7. Katie Porter, 339

8. Shelbie Konkel, 329

9. Wesley Lawrence, 317

10. Josh Rosebaugh, 303

11. Ty Concannon, 297

12. Bianca Ramirez, 295

13. Caprice Cortez, 293

14. Betsy Wooden, 289

15. Eric Benedict, 277

16. Cameron McCormack, 272

17. Katie Lawless, 267

18. Ryan Masilionis, 245

19. Keenan Hogan, 231

Write-in Candidates

Jon Trotter, 39

Myles Howell, 38

Jessie McGown, 35

Ivan Moya, 35

Chris Huber, 11

Evan Thomas, 10