Ottillie Mensah announced SGA president for next school year


Mensah is the winner of the SGA presidential race and will succeed current SGA president, Dan McCord.

Casey McAnarney, Editor in Chief

Student Government Association presidential candidate Ottillie Mensah has been announced the winner of this years’ presidential election.

Having won with 52.18 percent of the vote, Mensah will succeed current UNC Wilmington SGA president, Dan McCord, who served as president for two years.

This election was rare considering the presidential election required a runoff election after candidate Jacob Turney won the popular vote, but did not win over 50 percent of the vote. In SGA’s constitution, the president must win over 50 percent of the vote to win the election.

Despite the runoff election that saw students only voting for the two candidates and not being allowed to write in a candidate, Mensah was able to re-campaign after initially earning fewer votes than Turney and win the election.

Turney was able to win 724 votes to Mensah’s 803, earning him 47.04 percent of the vote. According to Mensah, the total voting record was broken during this runoff election.

SGA now concludes its election cycle for this year and newly elected officials will begin to prepare for next years’ work in the organization.

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