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MUSG Senate Elects New Senators

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.

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit musg.mu.edu or the MUSG office, AMU 133. For additional updates, like MUSG on Facebook and follow MUSG on Twitter

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