MILWAUKEE (Sept. 16, 2016) – Marquette University Student Government announced Friday the residential senators for the 2016-2017 school year.
Students voted this week for their respective hall or apartment candidates.
Residential Senate Final Election Results:
Abbotsford Hall: Elliot Shambeau
Cobeen Hall: Samantha Dorow
Commuter: Demmy Adeboyejo
Evans Scholars House: Maggie McPike
Humphrey Hall: Blake Hartman
Mashuda Hall: Erin Murphy
McCormick Hall: Madison Hicks and Hailey Matich
Straz Tower: Daniel Brophy
Off-Campus: Michaela Bear and Rariq Jaroor
The Carpenter Tower, O’Donnell Hall and Schroeder Hall seats were not filled due to an absence in registered candidates. These positions will be appointed by the Legislative Vice President in accordance with the MUSG Constitution.
These elections saw a low voter turnout of 11%. Elections Coordinator Corie Cochran commented, “I am optimistic that voter turnout increased from last year, and I am excited to see these students excel as senators.”
Looking to the future, Cochran set her sights high for the 2017 spring election, “We will work hard to increase voter turnout to our goal of 30%.”
Some responsibilities of a residential senator include working with their respective hall councils as well as in conjunction with the Residence Hall Association (RHA). Newly elected senators will participate in a training session on September 19 where they will learn proper procedures for senate meetings. The first official meeting with the complete senate will take place on Monday, September 26.