Russell/Page ticket takes 80 percent of student vote


Joshua Farmer

Presidential candidate Dylan Russell and his vice presidential running mate Michael Page read the official results of the SGA elections. Russell and Page won with 80 percent of the vote.  Justin Perry | The Appalachian
Dylan Russell and Michael Page have been selected to serve as president and vice president for the 2013-14 Student Government Association.

The duo took 1,578 of 1,965 student votes. Voting closed Tuesday at 5 p.m.

“We ran an intense campaign,” Russell said. “We had a large staff, and I think our staff was the root of why we won.”

Russell said it was “overwhelming” to see so much support from the students.

The next step is to start an “intense recruiting campaign” to get more students involved with SGA, Russell said. 

Despite defeat in the election, Nathan Bailey and Nick Smith both expressed a hope that they will still be involved with SGA next year.

“I’m just looking forward to finishing out the year strong as a senator and looking forward to next year as well,” Bailey said.

Story: JOSHUA FARMER, News Editor
Photo: JUSTIN PERRY, Photographer