By Kayla Perry
Andy Rollins will return as the SGA President in the 2013-14 academic year.
The final vote count was announced at approximately 3 a.m. this morning.
Rollins posted on Facebook early this morning that he “could not be more excited for a second year as President,” and thanked everyone who supported him throughout the election.
The final vote count started at 7 p.m. last night, and it was a close race. Rollins finished with 353 votes, McKenna Rose Elsasser with 306 votes and Kimberly Hempell (who ran for the second consecutive year) with 145 votes.
In his first year in the position, Rollins helped add food to the pub menu and began the Healthy Living Initiative. He also helped forge the university’s relationship with Ontario Northland Bus Services and the Canada Post.
A major platform of Rollins’ campaign was the experience he gained over the last year, stating in his bio in the Lambda that “now that I am familiar with how the school works I want to introduce more new initiatives… My experience and drive to help the student body will help me achieve this.”
In total, 825 LU students voted, which is 89 less than last year.
*Look for more in-depth coverage on the SGA elections in the next issue of the Lambda on Apr. 9.