Stillwell withdraws from SGA vice presidential race

Jonathan Lintner

Katie Stillwell, former candidate for executive vice president in this week’s Student Government Association elections, has withdrawn from the race “due to a recent family illness.”

Stillwell delivered the news Sunday via a Facebook message to those following her campaign page.

She later told the Herald that she needs to be available to family, and that the illness will keep her away from WKU on some weekends.

“I didn’t think it was fair to the students for me to continue to run for the position,” she said.

Stillwell was set to run against current Executive Vice President Kendrick Bryan, who plans to serve the entire next year as opposed to Stillwell, who will graduate in December.

She encouraged her almost 200 Facebook group followers to still vote in SGA elections, which will be this Tuesday and Wednesday on TopNet.

Billy Stephens and Diego Leal Ambriz will face off in the presidential election. Bryan is now running unopposed for executive vice president, and Devon Hilderbrandt will be unopposed for administrative vice president.

As of the Herald’s last report, 37 plan to run for the 36 open SGA senate seats.

Look for more on this story in Tuesday’s Herald.