The spring 2023 SGA election will be held on March 28. Graphic by Haley Morkert.
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Ahead of the Student Government Association’s spring elections on March 28, the candidates for president and vice president, as well as senate candidates, were publicly released on SGA’s Instagram on March 18. Here is a round-up of this year’s candidates.
President: Paul Ford II
Ford is a rising senior and entrepreneurship and innovation major. This is Ford’s third time running for SGA president, having run in 2022 alongside Rami Daas and in 2021 alongside Susanne Howard. Ford served as a senator for the Lacy School of Business during the 2020-21 academic year, and currently serves as the president of Diversity Program Council.
Vice President: Hadassah Brent
Brent, a rising junior, is a political science and criminology double major. She currently serves as a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences senator, and this is her first time running on a presidential ticket.
President: Abba Smith
Smith is a rising P3 pharmacy student. Smith has experience working for Panhellenic Association and on the executive board of Kappa Kappa Gamma, but she has not previously been involved with SGA.
Vice President: Luigi Chirco
Chirco is a rising senior majoring in marketing. Like Smith, he has no previous SGA experience, but serves as a transfer student orientation guide.
President: Katie Stanley
Stanley is a rising senior and a psychology and religious studies double major. She currently serves as chief of staff for the SGA executive branch and previously served as a Supreme Court justice for SGA.
Vice President: Suchi Bandaru
Bandaru is a rising junior and health science major. She currently serves on the SGA executive branch as director of the Diversity, Equity and Student Belonging board and is also the co-president of the South Asian Student Association. She served as the 2022-2023 vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Kappa Alpha Theta.
* indicates incumbent
Class of 2024:
Class of 2025:
Class of 2026:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:
Lacy School of Business:
Kevin Van Ek
College of Communication:
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences:
Two candidates will be elected for each academic class, as well as between one and four candidates for each academic college. At this time, there are no candidates for Jordan College of the Arts or the College of Education.
The Butler Collegian will continue to follow the 2023 SGA election.