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Second SGA presidential election to take place Tuesday

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Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014 7:58 pm

Oklahoma State University students will have the opportunity to vote once more to decide who will be president and vice president of the Student Government Association.

SGA students and senators waited on the second floor of the Student Union around noon Thursday to hear the results of the election. The race was between candidates Matthew Chuning and Charlie Gibson, Alison Slagell and Clint Duncan and Michael Logan and Sarah Sauer. Voters will decide whether Chuning and Gibson or Slagell and Duncan will be president and vice president.

Slagell and Duncan received 49.2 percent of the vote, and Chuning and Gibson received 43.8 percent. Logan and Sauer received 6.9 percent.

Sen. Brittany Bratton said the results surprised her.

“I had who I hoped would win, but I didn’t know who the students would go for,” she said.

Sen. Connor Rockrohr said he was also surprised.

“I did expect Matt and Charlie to win,” he said.

The results may have been because of Slagell’s and Duncan’s experience in SGA, Rockrohr said. The two are seniors, and Chuning and Gibson are sophomores.

Although Rockrohr said he was surprised, he said a runoff will be good because it will allow students to make the right decision about who will run the organization.

SGA has been relying on social media and senators to spread the word to students about the results and the runoff.

Students will be able to vote between the two pairs of candidates Tuesday.