Full results from USG spring elections

Undergraduate Student Government presidential candidate Daniel Byrd speaks during a USG election forum in the UConn Student Union in Storrs, Connecticut on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2016. (Allen Lang/The Daily Campus)

Daniel Byrd and Irma Valverde were elected president and vice president of the Undergraduate Student Government with 38 percent of the vote in the 2016 spring elections.

The pair defeated Stephanie Sponzo and Haddiyyah Ali, who finished in second, and Eliza Conrad and Joy Sgobbo, who finished in third.

Results in the race for undergraduate student trustee are being withheld because of a dispute surrounding the campaigns’ financial filings. A winner is expected to be announced before the end of Saturday.

Students also voted overwhelmingly to approve USG’s new proposed constitution.

Turnout for the spring elections was historically low despite featuring a contested presidential race at the top of the ticket. It is the first time in at least the last seven years a contested presidential race had fewer than 3,000 total votes cast.

President/Vice President

Byrd/Valverde – 1,043 votes (38 percent)

Sponzo/Ali – 863 votes (32 percent)

Conrad/Sgobbo – 800 votes (29 percent)

Write-in – 27 votes (1 percent)

 

Comptroller

Rishita Jani – 1,295 votes (58 percent)

Sarthak (Sam) Shah – 899 votes (40 percent)

Write-in – 44 votes (2 percent)

 

Multicultural and Diversity Senators (2)

Fahima Dirir – 1445 votes

Vanessa Villar – 1410 votes

---

Write-in – 56 votes    

 

ACES Senators (3)

Soledad Castellano – 149 votes

Benjamin Murray – 137 votes

Sushanth Kockonda – 104 votes

---

Write-in – 4 votes

 

Agriculture Senator (1)

Write-in – 1 vote

 

Business Senator (3)

Francesca Caruso: 148 votes

Sarah Curtis – 125 votes

Austin Langer – 117 votes

---

Erik Jansson – 78 votes

Write-in – 10 votes

 

CAHNR Senator (2)

Christian Allyn – 173 votes

Write-in – 7 votes

 

CLAS Senators (8)

Lauren Oldziej – 514 votes

Sydney Carr – 491 votes

George Wang – 490 votes

Ama Appiah – 464 votes

Kristin Von Ohlsen – 463 votes

Richa Jain – 423 votes           

Michael Lanza – 397 votes

Michael Laporte – 384 votes

---

Carli Riccio – 383 votes

Vinaya Rajahraman – 370 votes

Timothy Sullivan – 316 votes

Neal Shah – 308 votes

 

Education Senator (1)

Write-in – 3 votes

 

Engineering Senators (4)

Myles Gibbs – 229 votes

Soumya Kundu – 220 votes

Leena Chacrone – 184 votes

Jacob Kowalski – 181 votes

---

John Wilson – 106 votes

 

Fine Arts Senator (1)

Write-in – 26 votes

 

Nursing Senator (1)

Write-in – 17 votes                             

 

Pharmacy Senator (1)

Write-in – 18 votes

 

USG Constitution Approval                       

Yes – 1,959 votes (88 percent)

No – 267 votes (12 percent)