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Dumpson, Self, Machovec and Schneider elected to SG executive board

AU student body elects its first female black president

Junior Taylor Dumpson will serve as the next Student Government president and AU’s first black female SG president during the 2017-2018 academic year, winning 45.7 percent of the total unofficial vote count, according to SG Elections Commissioner Luis Ballester.

“I’m ecstatic,” Dumpson said. “I don’t have words for this. I’m just really proud and this is a really big moment for AU, a big moment for the student body and I’m just proud to be a part of it.”

Dumpson will be joined by sophomore Solomon Self as vice president, Christine Machovec as comptroller, and Kris Schneider as secretary.

This year 2,436 students voted in the election, Ballester said. Self won against three other candidates with 27.4 percent of the total unofficial vote count for vice president. He was shocked to hear that he won.

“I knew it was possible, but I didn’t think that it would actually happen,” Self said.

Machovec won the election for comptroller against one other candidate, sophomore Elizabeth Pancotti, with a 35.3 percent total unofficial vote count. Upon hearing that she won, Machovec expressed gratitude to everyone who had helped with her campaign.

“I just wanted to thank everyone who endorsed me and everyone who voted for me and supported me from the beginning,” Machovec said.

Schneider, who ran unopposed, won the secretary position with 69.7 percent of the total unofficial vote count.

“I met with Taylor, Solomon and Christine before and I’m really excited to work with them,” Schneider said. “I think we’re going to have a really great year and I look forward to everything they want to work on and I look forward to supporting them and doing that.”

ltcalitri@theeagleonline.com and mcarrasco@theeagleonline.com


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