Price McGiffert wins SGA presidential electionBy Camille Studebaker | 03/06/2018 9:22pm
McKinley Hatcher, Price McGiffert and Stephanie Gaytan as they celebrate the announcement that McGiffert will be the next University of Alabama SGA Student President at the Kappa Alpha Fraternity House on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Photo courtesy of Jake Arthur
The Elections Board released the unofficial results of the spring election at 8 Tuesday night.
Price McGiffert has won the office of the SGA president with 68 percent of votes. Amber Scales had 23 percent of votes, and Marissa Navarro had 7 percent. The rest of the Executive Board candidates were running unopposed and are as follows:
Executive Vice President - Lauren Forrest
Vice President of Financial Affairs - Clay Gaddis
Vice President of Student Affairs - Clay Martinson
Vice President of Academic Affairs - Ross D’Entremont
Vice President of External Affairs - Harrison Adams
Executive Secretary - Claudia Hogan
As for the Senate, these are the students representing each college:
College of Arts and Sciences
John Martin Weed
College of Commerce
College of Communication and Information Sciences
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Human and Environmental Sciences
College of Nursing
School of Social Work
All of the constitutional amendments passed. Amendments include additions such as Senators now receive SNAM Forgiveness and can occupy the Homecoming Committee and the Senate. The Elections Board has been expanded to 12 members now with six students chosen by the Vice President of Student Affairs and the other six to be voted on by the Executive Council.
Thirty-five percent of the student electorate voted on myBama this year, down from last year’s turnout of 41 percent.
According to the elections manual, results are considered finalized two class days after the unofficial results are released, given no pending investigations or violations.