ASSC elects new board
For the first time in eight months, the Associated Students of Solano College student government has an elected board.
One hundred twenty votes were cast during the four days the polls were open.
Leah Ferrell and running mate Alonzo Brown garnered 103 ‘yes’ votes to 6 ‘no’ votes for the positions of president and vice president, respectively.
Kayla Salazar was elected to the office of student trustee earning 102 ‘yes’ votes to seven ‘no’ votes.
Salazar was the interim student trustee appointed by the student government at the end of the spring semester to fill the position until a student trustee was elected in the fall.
Angela Buford, elected to the position of legislative advocate, gathered 98 ‘yes’ votes and five ‘no’ votes.
A collective sigh of relief could be heard throughout the Solano College student government meeting after Naser Baig, acting-presiding officer of the student government, announced the voting results.
“I present to you a correctly elected board,” Baig said during the meeting.
“It’s over guys!” said Kayla Salazar, newly elected student trustee after the student government ratified the election results.
“I’m disappointed with the turnout,” Baig said after the meeting. “We did a good job letting people know about the election.” To garner interest in the student elections, Baig and the select interim committee plastered the main campus, the Vallejo center, and the Vacaville center with election advertisements, information was placed on the Solano and ASSC websites, and quick response codes were placed on posted agendas and flyers.
Despite these efforts, only 120 students voted.
Last semester the ASSC student government held spring elections. The results were tossed out by student government because of numerous errors by the election committee and a low voter turnout. Only 50 students voted.
Over the summer, the select interim committee met to organize for the fall election.
The newly elected board was sworn in to their positions at the Oct. 9 student government meeting.