Polls closed 7pm on Thursday March 28th. The ballot mostly consisted of unopposed races but a few key races and amendments were present. Jeremy Meritt won Student Body Treasurer, Miguel Cecchini do Amaral won Business Analytics Rep, and Kevin Hines won On-Campus Rep. Both amendments passed.
Student Body Treasurer
– Jeremy Meritt (Winner) – Kevin Hines
Merrit won with 108 votes. Hines was behind with 41 votes
While the majority of positions are unopposed this election, there’s a few key races to watch. There are constitutional amendments on the ballot as well. There was a town hall on Friday, March 22nd where candidates answered questions.
A reapportionment amendment seeking to allocate senate seats by major will appear on the Spring 2019 ballot.
Amendment 2 has passed through the Senate and the Executive branches. Travis Hills, the SGA President, will sign the amendment but warned that frequently changing the senate may cause conflicts in the future.
With the current system, there is a representative for every major plus one for every class, and ones for on and off campus. The amended system would still include representatives for every class as well as on and off campus; however, the new system will proportionally allocate the remaining representative seats by college.
“Under the new system, the senate would grow organically.”
Isabel Zimmerman is the new Sustainability Chair after receiving Executive appointment and Senate confirmation on 01/30/2019.
Zimmerman, with help from fellow Sustainability Committee members, plans to work with marketing to make information about the intelligent garden, such as volunteer times and the plants in the garden, available through the Florida Poly Mobile app.