Van Ranken, Kennedy win student body president, vice president

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Winners of the Student Governing Association president and vice president election Jessica Van Ranken, junior in political science, and Trenton Kennedy, sophomore in entrepreneurship, video chat with current SGA president and vice president Andy Hurtig and Joe Tinker outside of Johnny Kaw's in Aggieville during their watch party on March 2, 2016. (George Walker | The Collegian)

The pairing of Jessica Van Ranken, junior in political science, and Trenton Kennedy, sophomore in entrepreneurship, won the Student Governing Association election for student body president and vice president.

They defeated the pair of Michael Emley, senior in accounting, and Lindy Bilberry, senior in agricultural economics.

A total of 3,657 votes were cast in the presidential election, compared to the 1,915 cast in the primary election. Van Ranken and Kennedy received 2,066 votes or 56.49 percent, while Emley and Bilberry received 1,591 or 43.51 percent.

More students voted in the presidential election than the last two years. There were 2,248 votes in 2015 and 2,618 in 2014. In 2013, however, there were 3,881 total votes.

Other election results:

College of Arts and Sciences senators

Jessica Van Ranken, Stephen Kucera, Annie Jewell, Zach Lowry, Emma Barnett, Allison Doll, Madeline Frankel, Matt Mindrup, Isaac Stevens, Kylie Andres, Nick Nordstrom, Kelli Holder, Brooklyn Lonker, Braden Johnson, Alex A. Wakim and Victor Valdez

College of Engineering senators

Olivia Baalman, Jack Ayres, Andrew Peuchen, Jonathan Peuchen, Tori Thomas, Matt Grosdidier, Jordan Kiehl, Megan Heyen, Jordan Martin and Adrianna Elliott

College of Agriculture senators

Carlos Flores, Molly Bertz, Wyatt Pracht, Dean Klahr, Sam Davis, Danielle Comstock and Kaitlyn Alanis

College of Business senators

Patrick Kennedy, Trenton Kennedy, Andy Hurtig, Rachel Ogren, Will Orth, Sarah Niederee and Lucas Renz

College of Human Ecology senators

Meredith Clark, Caroline May, Jacob McIntire, Paloma Roman, Jordan Eberhardy, Brice Valdez and Noah Eidemiller

College of Education senators

Anna Jackson, Isabelle Williams, Caitrin Furlong and Natalie Kilgore

Graduate School senators

Abby Atchison, Trent McGee, Andy Crowder, Michael Reichenberger, Jennifer S. Brown and Vladimir Karimov

College of Architecture senator

Cat Gutman

Union Governing Board two-year term

Patrick Kennedy, Caroline May and Matt Mindrup

Union Governing Board one-year term

Andy Hurtig and Wyatt Pracht

Board of Directors, Student Publications two-year term

Maral Haney

Board of Directors, Student Publications one-year term

Allison Doll, Matt Wiese, Carlos Flores and Kaitlyn Alanis

College of Arts and Sciences College Council

Stephen Kucera, Allison Doll, Nick Nordstrom, Bryan Swartz, Mary Sabatini, Alexander Bahr, Samuel Wayne Edwards and Kerrick Kuder

College of Human Ecology College Council

Katelyn Dugan, Brice Valdez, Courtney Claxton, Brianna Brenneman, Katherine cooper, Katelyn Allen, Molly Klein, Sarah Pride, Samantha Hofmeister, Kaitlin Albert and Leila Seabaugh

College of Agriculture College Council president

Hayden Walker

College of Agriculture College Council vice president

Hayden Walker

College of Agriculture College Council treasurer

Caleb Hurst

College of Agriculture College Council secretary

Lane Nichols

College of Agriculture College Council activities director

Danielle Comstock

College of Veterinary Medicine senators

No one ran and there were no votes cast in this election.

Polytechnic SGA president and vice president

Elliot Rogers and Ian Bonsall

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Jason Tidd
Jason Tidd graduated from Kansas State University's Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017. He was the spring 2017 editor-in-chief, fall 2016 news editor and spring 2016 assistant news editor. While at K-State, Jason played baritone in the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.