**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|
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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