MUSG fall election results released Wednesday


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MUSG election results were released last Wednesday.

Marquette University Student Government held its fall elections press conference in Alumni Memorial Union 133, announcing the winners of various MUSG positions at 12 p.m. Wednesday.

The election served as a way for students to run and represent their resident halls.

There were 1,698 voters, which is a 20% voter turnout, according to the results sheet handed out on Wednesday.

MUSG elections coordinator and junior in the College of Arts & Sciences Savannah Charles compiled the results.

Brandon Brewer, a freshman in the College of Health Sciences, won Abbotsford Hall senator with 40 votes. Freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences Dyve’a Robinson came second in the race with 14 votes.

Cory Forbes, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences ran unopposed for Carpenter Tower senator, and won with 56 votes.

Grace Thompson, a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences, ran unopposed for Cobeen Hall senator and won with 98 votes.

Oluwapelumi Oguntade, a sophomore in the College of Business Administration, and Carlos Alba, a freshman in the College of Education won commuter senator positions with 49 and 40 votes, respectively. Ivan Rojo, a  freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences, received 35 votes.

Darrell Dufek, a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences, won Mashuda Hall senator with 87 votes in an unopposed race.

For off-campus senator, senior in the College of Arts & Sciences Sara Weber and junior in the College of Arts & Sciences Kevin O’Finn won with 208 and 151 votes, respectively. Four seats are still open for off campus senators.

Sophomore in the College of Business Administration Christian Cruz won Schroeder Hall senator unopposed with 50 votes. One seat remains open.

Sophomore in the College of Health Sciences Sierra Jones won Straz Tower senator with 83 votes. Madison Wolff, a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences, came in second with 36 votes.

Seats still remain open for Eckstein Hall, Evans Scholars, O’Donnell Hall and Wells St. Hall.

“Senators identify the needs, issues and concerns of their constituents, that being the students of Marquette’s campus as a whole as well as in their residential area. They also attend Senate meetings each week,” MUSG Legislative Vice President and senior in the College of Engineering Peter Feider said.

Feider also said the application process is simple. There will be applications on the MUSG website.

Jones said she has plans to make living in Straz Tower more comfortable.

“As a senator, I am dedicated to making my fellow students … feel as comfortable with being on campus as possible,” Jones said. “I have been working on legislation with Dr. Xavier Cole to diversify (Marquette)’s staff. I was the legislative clerk last year for MUSG which made me want to take on a more prominent position on Senate. I also was very involved with student government in high school.”

Brewer said he has always been interested in politics and student government.

“I want to continue to promote Abbotsford’s friendly, idea-encouraging environment where residents can state their opinions and/or concerns without fear of criticism,” Brewer said. “I desire to have an open avenue of communication so that every resident feels like they are important, because after all, their voice matters.”