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New WVU student president elected in tight race

 

Kyle Monroe SGA Daily Athenaeum photo by Kyle Monroe Members of The Trusted Ticket celebrate by lifting up SGA president-elect Chris Nyden. Nyden and running-mate Jake Evans won the election by a margin of 1.2 percent.
Daily Athenaeum photo by Kyle Monroe
Members of The Trusted Ticket celebrate by lifting up SGA president-elect Chris Nyden. Nyden and running-mate Jake Evans won the election by a margin of 1.2 percent.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — After weeks of campaigning, the Student Government Association elections have finally come to a close. Chris Nyden and Jake Evans, leaders of The Trusted Ticket, were named the 2014-15 SGA president and vice president.

The Board of Governors was split between The Launch Party and The Trusted Ticket, with eight of the candidates from The Launch Party and seven from The Trusted Ticket.

Chris Nyden, new student body president-elect, said he’s ecstatic about winning the election.

“Jake and I have worked really hard for this,” Nyden said. “Tonight shows hard work pays off.”

Nyden said he thought the candidates who didn’t win from his ticket worked very hard, but he looks forward to working with the governors-elect from The Launch Party.

“They’re not working under me, they’re working with me,” he said. “I think we share common goals and they ran a very good campaign. The student’s vote speaks for that.”

After the results came in, supporters of The Trusted Ticket began throwing Nyden in the air.

“I remember watching that from the losing side two years ago,” he said. “It certainly felt a lot better (to be thrown).”

Nyden said he looks forward to his new role as president and is going to continue to work hard.

“I think what the votes showed tonight is the students believed in our message,” he said. “It’s important now to keep bringing results to the table…”

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