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SGA fills five of eight open senator seats

The Student Government Association held Senate elections Monday evening to fill vacant seats, but was unable to fill every opening.

There were eight open seats to be filled in the 23-seat Senate, but only five candidates sought a seat and were elected, leaving three vacant positions.

“It’s a shame we didn’t have enough (candidates), but this happens sometimes in the spring,” said SGA President Marie Reimers after the election.

To fill the remaining seats, the Senate will have to vote to open another election. However, SGA members said it is unlikely the Senate will open elections again as it has enough senators to properly conduct business, according to parliamentary procedure.

The students elected to Senate positions were seniors Stephen Dunn, Shanice Chandler and Michael Fenner, sophomore Zachary Pashenee and freshman Cody Van Buren.

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