New legislative vice president selected

A new Marquette Student Government legislative vice president was selected during Thursday's meeting.

Jason Rae, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, was elected to the post in a 23-1 vote via secret ballot, with one senator abstaining.

Rae replaces Abe Matthew, who was removed at MUSG's last fall semester meeting on Dec. 4. Matthew, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, was involved in an altercation with a Marquette Tribune reporter on Nov. 15. Senators voted to remove Matthew by a one-vote margin.

Rae was legislative vice president during the 2007-'08 school year, but left due to other commitments. Namely, Rae served as a Democratic superdelegate during the 2008 presidential election.

Rae was nominated to the legislative vice president post by Senator Kevin Mulligan, a sophomore in the College of Engineering.

"One thing I've always been impressed by him is his professionalism," Mulligan said.