Rachel Krueger, who ran unopposed for Barton Student Government Association, will continue as SGA president. Riley Bane, Luis Reyes, Tyler Mayes and Michael Tyler successfully ran unopposed for vice president, treasury and chief justice respectively.

Voting for SGA executive board closed April 7. Later that day, the winners were announced in an e-mail sent to all students and faculty by Jared Tice, dean of students. The results certified nearly 300 students voted in this year’s election, according to Tice’s e-mail.

The new officers will be sworn in during Night of the Golden Bulldogs on May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Howard Chapel. All students and faculty are invited to attend.

Krueger said it was an amazing feeling to have the student body backing her second run for SGA president. “I cannot explain how excited I am to work with every single one of them [the new SGA members],” Krueger said. “I know that they will work hard and help make the 2017-2018 year the best it could be.”

SGA President Rachel Krueger
SGA President Rachel Krueger

Jens Madsen Hordvik, current junior class representative, won a race against Michael Perez, a junior and men’s volleyball player, and will serve as senior representative starting next year. “I’m glad Barton students chose me to represent the senior class,” said Hordvik. “It feels great that my peers have confidence in me.”

The most contested position was for sophomore representative. Landon Grant Skaggs amassed the largest number of votes against fellow freshmen James Day and Taylor Medlock. Skaggs said he didn’t expect to win, but felt
honored by the support. “Having this opportunity is fantastic and I am so excited to get to serve this role,” said Skaggs.

In another competitive race, Christian Reyes faced Asia Robinson for secretary. Robinson, a business administration major, won and secured her position in the SGA for next year. “I’m happy to have the opportunity to better serve the Barton community,” said Robinson. “I’m excited to see the things that the newly appointed SGA will accomplish this upcoming year.”