Students running for Senate released

The Student Senate Seal Photo by Spinnaker Media
The Student Senate Seal
Photo by Spinnaker Media

**Correction: A previous version of the article stated that Tiana Peterson,  Nicholas Salter,  Kathryn Sheets,  Abigail Walsh and  Michael Wilson were running under the Red Party. They are running under the United Party. The table below has been updated to reflect that. We regret the error

There are 20 Senate seats open during this year’s election cycle and 34 people are running for them. The term will end in April 2018. Fourteen students are running from the Red Party and 19 students are running from the United Party. Only one student is running as an independent.

Red Party: United Party:  Independent:
Andres Castro  Maria Bermudez Austin Belet
Stephanie Fries Jordan Bugg
Nadim Issa  Yannick Cali
Ericka Jenikins Daniel Cox
Averi Jones  Matthew Dowdie
Ryan Kader  Neil Duncan
Marinda Kitchen Jenna DuPika
 Elizabeth Lear  Brandon Geiger
Kyle Lammons  Stephen Golder

Benjamin Myers  Robert Hessier
Haley Muldron  Claire Howard
Kelly Smith Brook Lawrence
Tori Somsak  Nina Lee
Payton Turner  Theodore Mason
Tiana Peterson
 Nicholas Salter
Kathryn Sheets
 Abigail Walsh
 Michael Wilson


Averi Jones, Benjamin Myers, Payton Turner, and Nina Lee are current Senators, but since all four were appointed in the fall of 2016 they have to run for Senate again, and this time they have to be voted in.

SG elections will take place on March 7 and 8.

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One Comment

  1. UNF…haven’t you had enough violence!

    Urging Mayor Lenny Curry to Veto the JAX HRO
    “No Men in Women’s Bathrooms!”

    DATE: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    TIME: 12:00noon – 1:00pm
    PLACE: Jacksonville City Hall & Hemming Plaza

    Common sense women are coming together from across Jacksonville to stand publicly against the gross invasion of our privacy, dignity, and safety found in the Jacksonville Human Right Ordinance (HRO) passed by the City Council. The HRO is outrageous and gives biological men a new “right” to shower with women, change clothes in women’s locker rooms, and use our bathrooms.
    Despite what you may have heard in the local media, the city code is clear that Jacksonville’s Mayor Lenny Curry has until the date of the next City Council meeting on February 28, 2017, to veto the HRO which is the most anti-liberty, anti-privacy and anti-woman law any legislative body could ever pass. Get your daughters, sisters, and friends and make plans to join us.

    List of 21 Bathroom Abuse Incidents From Across the Country as a Result of these Policies

    And they all said they “researched” this…not by a longshot.

    UNF…haven’t you had enough violence!

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