ASCC presidential race ends in run-offs


Karla Enriquez

ASCC Spring 2016 election results. Due to the fact that no candidate received 50 percent of the vote run-offs will be taking place next week on both Wednesday, April 13 and 14. Photo by: Karla Enriquez/TM

Karla Enriquez, Editor-in-Chief

The night grew colder as ASCC presidential and student trustee candidates waited by the Student Activities office as votes were being counted inside the building.

At approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 voting ended after candidates campaigned throughout the day despite the rain.

Friends and campaign members joined the candidates present as it was announced that the ASCC presidential race will continue next week; there will be a run-off due to the fact that no presidential candidate received 50 percent of the votes.

The race is not over for the top two candidates Joseph Fierro and running mate Ryan Kang
and Saul Lopez and Enrique Rodriguez.

The presidential results were as follows:

  • Joseph Fierro & Ryan Kang- 242
  • Saul Lopez & Enrique Rodriguez-234
  • Write in candidates Jacob Lirio & Enrique Rueda-138
  • Hugo Gonzalez & Victor Gutierrez-102

The student trustee results were as follows:

  • Karen Patron-339
  • Gloria Sedano-203
  • Alex Cervantes-177

Patron will be serving as student trustee while run-offs to determine the next ASCC president will take place on Wednesday, April 13 and 14.

The candidate who gets the most votes during run-offs will be with next ASCC president.

Fierro stated, “We’re going to do the same thing, I was trying to tell my campaigners since the beginning, we’re going to play a clean fight, we’re going to play fair […] I have a good group of people with me and we were outnumbered but at the same time we worked hard, so our […]dedication gets us far.

“I’m not going to change my values, I’m going to stick to a clean and fair campaign. Congratulations to all the other candidates, we’re all winners in  my opinion, I don’t care who got the most votes.”

Rodriguez expressed that he is ready to do it all over again next week.

“It’s great because I get to say what Falcon Kids is about and what we’re working on and what we’ve done. A lot of people are getting to know what it is because most of the classes I was going into were like ‘where do I sign up for Falcon Kids, how do I get to be one of those nine people?'”

The vice presidential hopeful expressed that there is work to be done ahead but it will be nothing compared to the three semesters that he wants to dedicate to being vice president.

“I’m ready for this hard work.”

Approximately 716 and 719 votes were cast for the presidential & trustee race respectively while 33 votes were void for the former and 17 for the latter.