Election Results: McConnell Scholars face off in student body president run-of
Most of the University of Louisville community thought student government campaigning ended March 4, when votes were tallied and winners were announced.
Freshman McConnell Scholar Evan Shepherd successfully won one of ten senate seats for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Neither acquired 40 percent of all votes cast Friday to ensure victory.
Both are seeking the top student government office — student body president — and both have experience in student government. For this current academic year, Frizzell has served as Academic Vice President, a role which oversees the students' voice on university academic policies. Weber serves as Services Vice President, a role which oversees the students' voice on parking, dining and other campus service issues.
Frizzell finished with 37.7 percent of the votes, or 932.25 votes cast (which reflects a penalty). Weber trailed with 31.26 percent of the vote, or 772 votes. A third candidate, engineering student Travis Gault, had 29.47 percent of the vote, or 728 votes.
"We know the next SGA president will be a McConnell Scholar. We are proud of that, but more importantly, we know he will do a great job in the role," said Dr. Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center.
Students can cast votes for the presidential run-off elections March 8-10 on ULINK.