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Election results in

The 2009 SGA presidential and vice presidential elections were without the controversies that plagued the last few elections. There were no grievances or problems with voting procedures. A total of 1,047 votes were cast on P-Web on Tuesday, March 3.

The Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) election culminated in a run-off between Ben Offenberg ’11 and Alex Peitz ’10. Although the election for Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) also resulted in a run-off between Joanna DeMars ‘10 and Jacob Reisberg ’10, Reisberg dropped out on Thursday and conceded to DeMars. Harry Krejsa ’10 won the President of SGA (PSGA) election.

An election results in a run-off when none of the candidates receive at least 50 percent of the vote.
The run-off election for VPSA occurred on Thursday, and today will be the 24-hour grievance period. The results of the run-off will be announced on Saturday at midnight.

The run-off between Offenberg and Peitz was a result of the close finish of the VPSA election. The margin between Offenberg and Peitz was a mere nine votes. Peitz received 321 votes, or 30.66 percent, while Offenberg had 312 votes, or 29.80 percent. Mona Ghadiri ’11 lost with 268 votes, or 25.60 percent.

In last year’s formal VPSA election, John Burrows ’10 won with 579 votes, or 54.99 percent, against Dan Blees ’10 and Josef Schneider ’09.

For VPAA, the margin between Reisberg and DeMars was much larger. DeMars received 447 votes, or 42.67 percent, while Reisberg received 296 votes, or 28.18 percent. Katey Gager received 149 votes, or 14.14 percent. Since Reisberg dropped out, there was no run-off for VPAA.

In last year’s VPAA election, Julie Hoye ’09, the only candidate who ran, won with 776 votes, or 86.58 percent.

Krejsa won the presidential election with 664 votes, or 63 percent, while Fernando “Fonz” Jenkins received 200 votes, or 19.10 percent.

With four candidates running, last year’s presidential election resulted in a run-off between Neo Morake ’09 and Greg Hudson ’09. In the run-off, Morake received 533 votes, or 61.33 percent, while Hudson received 336, or 38.67 percent.

Votes not counted for main ballot candidates were either cast as write-in or no confidence.

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