Will Riley takes SGA presidency, Robby Thompson wins secretary



by the Flor-Ala Staff

In a 322 to 166 vote, Will Riley won the election for UNA Student Government Association president, beating out opponent William Nash with two-thirds of the vote.

Riley, who is vice president of the UPC, ran on the platforms of conservation, coordination and communication and received 66 percent of the vote.

“It’s an absolute honor,” Riley said. “To me, this is one of the highest (positions) you can get at UNA.”

The voter turnout for the election was 488, out of the 6,637 eligible students.

“I do wish there was more voter turnout and more students voice their opinions, but thank you to those who did,” Riley said.

Nash, who is currently involved with the SGA senate, focused on campus beautification, improved support for students with disabilities, a raised awareness on veteran affairs and an Adopt-a-Book program, received 34 percent of the vote.

“My opponent had a fantastic campaign, and I couldn’t have had a better opponent,” Riley said.

In the other contested race, Robby Thompson beat out Mary Francis Wilson in the election for SGA secretary in a close 271 to 217 vote.

Thompson received 56 percent of the vote, while Wilson got 44 percent.

The other candidates in the election ran unopposed.

Jordan Brasher received the vice presidency of the senate, while Jori Chatman took the vice presidency of UPC and Laura Giles got the position of SGA treasurer.

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