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A.S. Elections Committee Chair Omar Espinoza (foreground) speaks to students in East Commons. A.S. Elections Committee Chair Omar Espinoza (foreground) speaks to students in East Commons.

Top Turnout for A.S. Elections

More than 18 percent of students voted in the Associated Students elections, the highest turnout in recent memory.
By Lorena Nava Ruggero

San Diego State University students made their voices heard, with more than 5,100 casting votes in the Associated Students elections. The turnout, which amounts to more than 18 percent of the student body, is the highest in recent memory.
Waiting for results 
Hundreds of students gathered in East Commons Thursday night for the election results announcement hosted by A.S. With their attention focused on the front of the room, students listened as Omar Espinoza, A.S. Elections Committee chair, read the unofficial results (opens PDF) that will be certified by the A.S. Council during its March 20 meeting. The 2013-14 executive officers and council representatives will be sworn in on May 1, including:
  • President
    Josh Morse
  • Executive Vice President
    Becca Cohen
  • Vice President of External Relations
    Javier Gomez 
  • Vice President of Financial Affairs
    Mariah Kelly
  • Vice President of University Affairs
    Morgan Chan
Busy year ahead
The new group of student leaders will open Aztec Student Union this fall and will implement the A.S. restructure approved earlier this academic year. In the new structure, the A.S. Council will be replaced by a board of directors and the campus life, judicial affairs and university councils. 
With the exception of the judicial affairs council, elected and appointed representatives will serve on the board of directors and councils. Applications for appointed positions are available now in the A.S. Government Affairs Office and will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. 
For more information about A.S. Elections, visit A.S. Elections Central or the A.S. Government Affairs Office in Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.
About Associated Students
Associated Students (A.S.) is an independent, student-directed, non-profit corporation that is one of the largest student governance organizations in the California State University system. As an affiliate of San Diego State University, the programs and facilities A.S. manages are enjoyed by students, faculty, staff and the SDSU and San Diego communities.