Margaret Hynds | February 5, 2015
Campaign season for student body president and vice president ended Wednesday night as Judicial Council announced that juniors Bryan Ricketts and Nidia Ruelas had defeated sophomores Neil Joseph and Noemi Ventilla by 351 votes.
According to Judicial Council, Ricketts and Ruelas garnered 1,908 votes, which came out to approximately 51 percent. Joseph and Ventilla received 1,557 votes or 41.62 percent of the vote, while 276 or 7.38 percent of voters abstained, up from 5.1 percent who abstained in the 2014 election.
Overall, 3,741 students voted in the election, with a voter participation rate of 45 percent, consistent with the results of last year’s election.
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