Candidates Sophia Nguyen and Celine Apenteng are elected to the office of Student Body President and Vice President
BY BRAD BYRNE, NEWS EDITOR
On April 11, the results for the Spring 2022 Student Government Elections were revealed to the Mason student body. The winning ticket of Sophia Ngyuen and Celine Apenteng won 54.2 percent and received 936 of 1727 total votes cast.
The ticket of Dunni Oni & Zuri Hodnett received 23.16 percent or 400 of 1727 total votes cast and the ticket of John Jennings and Vivian Hurd received 19.92 percent or 344 of 1727 total votes cast respectively. 2.72 percent, or 47 votes of 1727 total votes cast abstained from voting for the Executive Ticket.
The Nguyen-Apenteng ticket reacted to the news in a statement, “First of all, we are absolutely speechless. We really did not expect this high of a turnout, nor expect to win…we are truly, extremely, VERY excited to be Student Body President and Vice President and we wouldn’t have been able to win if it weren’t for the GMU STUDENTS!”
Ngyuen received the results and reacted with emotions of joy in an Instagram video.
Both losing tickets did not respond to requests for comment.
Twenty-three senators were also elected to office for the 43rd Student Senate.
Nguyen and Apenteng will be sworn into the office of Student Body President and Vice President in the first meeting of the 43rd Student Senate, along with the senators. The meeting will be Thursday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Merten Hall.