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Thursday, May 13, 2021

AS Election Results

Simrun Chhabra is the new president of Western’s Associated Students. The second place candidate was Mary Moeller with 674 votes to Chhabra’s 1114. Sterling Rettke came in third with 199 votes.

The closest race was VP for Governmental Affairs. Ana Ramirez defeated Leanna Sauerlender by only 16 votes.  Ramirez is the first woman of color, or undocumented person, to hold the position, she said in an earlier interview with The Western Front.

In the other contested races, Hunter Eider and Annie Gordon won the positions of VP for Academic Affairs and VP for Student Life, respectively.

The new AS Constitution and AS Transportation Fee Renewal referendums passed overwhelmingly.

The transportation fee renewal referendum had the highest turnout with slightly over 2,000 votes. The presidential election had a turnout of 1,907, around 12 percent of the fall 2016 student body.


Simrun Chhabra won 1114 out of 1,987 total votes.

Photo courtesy of Simrun Chhabra.

VP for Academic Affairs:

Hunter Eider won 953 out of 1,739 total votes.

Photo courtesy of Hunter Eider.

VP for Activities:

Julia Rutledge won 1,625 votes and ran unopposed.

Photo courtesy of Julia Rutledge.

VP for Business and Operations:

Alex Lavallee won 1,700 votes and ran unopposed.

Photo courtesy of Associated Students.

VP for Diversity:

Erick Yanzon won 1005 out of 1,895 total votes.

Photo courtesy of Erick Yanzon.

VP for Governmental Affairs:

Ana Ramirez won 935 out of 1,854 total votes.

Photo by Angela Wissmar.

VP for Student Life:

Annie Gordon won 878 out of 1,789 votes in the first round. Gordon received 1044 out of 1,750 votes in the second round.


Photo courtesy of Annie Gordon.


ASWWU Restructure and New Constitution:

Approved 1748-88

AS Transportation Fee Renewal:

Approved 1886-130


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