Johnson, Martin win contested SGA races

Adriane Hardin

Western’s students have spoken. Or at least they’ve voted.

Internet polling for Student Government Association elections ended at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, sealing the fate of SGA’s candidates.

Paducah junior John Bradley will be president of SGA next year. Bradley had 1,662 votes in an uncontested race.

“I’m looking forward to working with the executive council and the Board of Regents,” Bradley said.

Marion junior Patti Johnson won the race for executive vice-president. Johnson received 1,185 votes while her opponent, Dana Lockhart, a junior from Hendersonville,Tenn., received 685.

In another contested race, Bulan sophomore Jessica Martin defeated Monticello sophomore Shawn Peavie after receiving 1,056 votes for vice-president of administration. Peavie received 686 votes.

Henderson sophomore Nick Todd was the only candidate vying for the office of vice-president of finance. He received 1,661 votes.

Abby Lovan, a sophomore from Jeffersonville, Ind., was the only candidate for vice-president of public relations. She received 1,694 votes.

The quest of Western’s radio station, 91.7 WWHR, to generate revenue by raising student fees by $3 was supported by 1,066 students, while 765 students voted against the referendum.

The referendum will now move to the Board of Regents for consideration.

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