Benjamin Padanilam | February 26, 2018
The 2018 campaign for student body president and vice president ended Sunday afternoon, as Judicial Council announced juniors Gates McGavick and Corey Gayheart as the winner’s of this year’s election.
Juniors Gates McGavick, right, and Corey Gayheart, center, were declared the winners of the student body election for president and vice president Sunday. The ticket received 52.08 percent of the votes cast in Friday’s runoff election after sanctions were imposed.
McGavick and Gayheart were up against two other tickets at the start of the campaign: juniors Alex Kruszewski and Julia Dunbar and Zahm freshmen Andrew Gannon and Mark Moran. However, after the primary election concluded Feb. 7 and the votes were tallied, a runoff was required between the McGavick-Gayheart and Kruszewski-Dunbar tickets. The runoff election took place Friday.
“We’re just so thankful to our supporters,” McGavick said. “And yeah, we ran to reform student government — looking forward to doing that — and we’re just really thankful for everyone who got out and voted. It was really hard for our campaign the whole way through; happy it’s over, and we’re looking forward to it.”