Running on the candidate statement, “I am chubby. I am bubbly. I am happy,” Matthew Kim was elected president of Student Union’s First-Year Class Council Sept. 18, with 29 percent of the vote.
First Year Class Council elections, held Sept. 19, recorded their highest-ever voter turnout numbers this year, with 56 percent of the total freshman class voting.
In an election with record voter turnout, freshman Spencer Stewart prevailed to become president of the First-Year Class Council.
With only a few weeks of college under their belts, 25 first-year students—the largest number ever—ran for five First Year Class Council positions. But for Student Union, the question is now how to keep the 20 students who were not elected involved in SU.
Student Union saw its highest number of applicants for First Year Class Council this fall semester, with 25 students running for five positions.