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    Unoffical ASG election results reveal new leadership

    The polls are closed, the votes are in, and at the moment some have reason to celebrate, unofficially.

    Due to technical problems, voting in the Associated Students’ Government election concluded at 4 p.m. March 20. The unofficial results are in and as of now, candidates David Fresquez and Allan Chacon have won the executive ticket, president and vice president for finance and administration.

    The official results will be posted on the university Web site as soon as the votes for the write-in candidates have been counted and Chief Justice Sarah Duncan signs the results.

    “We are definitely happy and looking forward to stepping into our new roles of president and vice-president,” Fresquez said.

    Fresquez and Chacon garnered 334 votes, while candidates Amanda Cristelli and Nathan Pesch received 247 votes.

    “With the actions taken, I was pleased that such a small gap existed between us,” Cristelli said.

    The number of students that voted in this year’s election is 687, the highest turn out in recent history.

    “We would have tripled our number if we had hit 690,” Commissioner Rebecca Packard said.

    A power outage in Tennessee caused the election site to go off line for most of Wednesday, and although a mass e-mail was sent to students, voting numbers dropped down the last day. According to candidate Steven Titus, between 6:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. of March 20 only 87 votes were cast.

    “This year’s election was definitely one for the books,” Titus said.

    The seat of vice president for legislative affairs was a close race; candidate Leighann Hardwick beat Titus by 23 votes. Each candidate garnered 300 votes, which Hardwick said is exciting because it shows that the student body is engaging in ASG.

    “It is an awesome challenge and I’m looking forward to it, I can’t stop smiling,” Hardwick said.

    Grievances are currently pending; Election Commission Chair Samantha Milyard was unavailable for comment at press time.

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      aliceApr 18, 2008 at 12:47 pm

      I think it’s great that there is some fresh blood in asg this year, with the newly elected president and vice president. I feel asg was becoming one huge clique, and with new students becoming involved things will be accomplished and maybe not so much pitty bickering.

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      JoseMar 26, 2008 at 6:39 pm

      Frasquez did not follow the rules of the election nor did titus, they walked arounf the BRH lobby with laptops telling people to vote. While advertising there name and telling what there running for.

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      Joan WolfMar 22, 2008 at 9:20 am

      Congratulations to all students who ran for office, who helped with the campaign, and who voted. Great school spirit! Special congratulations to those who won; I know you will do a great job!
      Sincerely,
      Prof. Joan Wolf

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      joe garciaMar 20, 2008 at 9:13 pm

      I am really excited that we had so many outstanding candidates for the ASG offices this year. I know all of the students who ran to be positive, constructive and outstanding supporters of the University and their fellow students. I look forward to working closely with whichever candidates are ultimately declared the official winners of this exciting election. Joe Garcia, President, CSU-Pueblo

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