After a heated election season, the SGA Presidential and Vice Presidential races have come to a close. Robert Jurman and John Moore have won the titles of SGA President and SGA Vice President, respectively.
Running on a platform of infrastructure improvement and the creation of a “New SGA” as an “agent of change” for the student body, Mr Jurman focused on a wide variety of topics in his campaign. Robert detailed the implementation of a new ID card system in an effort to create a tighter security force on campus, discussed a renovation of St Angela Hall, and endorsed a re-writing of the SGA constitution and a re-evaluation of the SGA budget. His extensive campaign work, from over-sized banner advertisements to the wide-spread distribution of sweets outside of polling places, helped earn Robert the top spot in student government for the 2013-2014 school year. “I take very seriously the trust that has been placed in me by the students of SJC today, and I will work hard every day to live up to that responsibility,” Robert said in a statement Wednesday night. “A new SGA has begun and now this government has the team to deliver. We will fight to get every plan done and the big ones started.”
Running on his experience as Senate Representative for SAAC and three years as a student athlete, John Moore focused his campaign on his knowledge of the needs of student body. Stressing that his experiences made him ready to be the liaison between SGA officers and club presidents, Moore promised that this year the SGA would do more than last year. He also ensures that student athletes will be better represented in the student government. Mr Moore said that he wishes to restore the position of Vice President to one of change and ability to make a difference for the student body. His campaign work, taking a cue from Mr Jurman’s, was bold and large, consisting of over-sized colorful posters and aggressive face-to-face interactions on his behalf by others. Mr Moore said in a statement on Wednesday night: “I’m excited, and I’m looking forward to taking on the challenges and responsibilities that come with holding the office of the Vice President.”
The staff of The Spirit sends their congratulations to the winners.