Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Just 38 votes separated winning candidate, EJ Hassan, and second place winner, Derek Ramsey in the race for Marshall University student body president. Election Commissioner Ray Cousins announced the results of the 2013 election Wednesday.
“Going into it, you don’t know what’s going to happen,” Hassan said. “You work very hard, you pray and you put your best foot forward when you walk in the door to hear the results.”
All three teams had two weeks to campaign on campus before the voting started.
“I think what put us ahead in this election was reaching out to students,” Hassan said. “You have to break out of your shell and reach out to people you haven’t talked to.”
Steve Hensley, dean of Student Affairs, said the election was different this year than the other years he has been involved, because there were so many quality teams of good students who were experienced and well organized.
“There were three excellent teams this year that worked hard to put their ideas out there for people to view,” Hensley said. “I think that takes a lot of courage.”
Outgoing president, Ray Harrell, said he thought all three candidates ran a great campaign.
“Everyone really got the word out to the student body,” Harrell said. “That’s what this is all about.”
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