After a run-off election, Colton McCoy was named sophomore class vice president.
In the primary election, three candidates ran for sophomore class vice president and two made it to the run-off.Â Colton McCoy, sophomore biology major from Grandbury and Jamie Gordon, sophomore political science major from San Antonio.
After the initial voting, it was announced that Gordon received the most votes, however, her position as vice president was not secure because she had not received a majority of votes.
“According to the constitution of the by-laws of the Students’ Association, in order for a student to get elected they must get 51 percent in support of their position,” Â said Dylan Benac, executive vice president of SA and junior political science major from Boerne. “Jamie had the most votes out of the initial election, but she didn’t have 51 percent of the votes.”
As a result, a run-off was held between the two candidates.
“I had no idea there would be a run off,” said Gordon. “The whole time I was not thinking I would win. I thought there was going to be a good chance Colton would win because he was our vice president last year”.
Gordon said she ran for sophomore vice president for the fun and the experience; she was shocked when she received the highest number of votes and would be in the run-off election.
Gordon and McCoy went back to the campaign trail and asked their peers to vote again. After the run-off, McCoy was officially elected sophomore class vice president.
“Colton will be a great vice president, I know he will,” said Gordon. “He deserved it, too.”
McCoy said he was excited about being named class vice president again.
“There was a big difference running this year compared to last. The competition and campaigning was a lot tougher,” McCoy said.
After winning the election, McCoy began planning for the future of the sophomore class.
“Last year we planned different events for the freshman,” McCoy said. “We had a freshman slip-n-slide, and we want to continue the slip-n-slide and incorporate some new events that are innovative, exceptional and real.”