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UTSA student government announces election results

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Nov. 5, 2005)--The results of the UTSA Student Government Association fall election were announced Nov. 3 at the Office of Student Activities.

A runoff election for the position of vice president-internal will be conducted Nov. 8-9 because no candidate received at least 50 percent of the votes. The candidates in the runoff will be Mark Este and Jon Paul Hybner.

Six hundred nineteen students voted in the election Nov. 1-2, which was conducted through the Banner ASAP online information system.

A provision to restructure SGA and ratify a new constitution passed with 83 percent of the votes. Five hundred eight students voted on the provision, which now must be ratified by the UTSA vice president for student affairs, the UTSA president and the UT System vice chancellor.

The election results were approved Nov. 3 by Jennifer Malaer, SGA election commissioner; John Kaulfus, SGA adviser and executive director of the University Center and student activities; Barry McKinney, SGA adviser and associate director of student activities; and Marlon Anderson, SGA adviser and coordinator of leadership development and SGA.

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Vice president-internal election results

Mark Este -- 221 votes or 36.71% of students voting for this position
Bill England -- 118 votes or 19.60% of students voting for this position
Jon Paul Hybner -- 158 votes or 26.25% of students voting for this position
Krystal Amos -- 105 votes or 17.44% of students voting for this position
Write-in votes -- 0 valid votes were cast

(602 students voted for vice president-internal.)

Provision to restructure SGA and ratify a new constitution

For -- 421 votes or 83% of students voting on this provision
Against -- 87 votes or 17% of students voting on this provision

(508 students voted on the provision.)

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