January 26, 2012

Mulhausen wins Senate secretary election

Sophomore Eli Mulhausen, one of eight candidates for Student Senate Secretary, has won the special election for the post.

Mulhausen received 95 votes, or 26.5 percent, according to Vice President junior JC Weinberg, who announced the results during the weekly Senate meeting Thursday night. Voter turnout for the election was 25.4 percent.

Mulhausen will now fill the position vacated by junior Justin Steele, who stepped down from his post earlier in the term due to a course schedule conflict. Steele would not have been able to attend Executive Committee or General Assembly meetings.

Following are the vote counts for the other candidates:

Freshman Nafeeul Araf: 63

Junior Kristal Romero: 47

Senior Claudia Brooke: 42

Freshman Molly Loudon: 39

Freshman Ojo Gbenga: 38

Freshman Payton Rose: 30

Junior Saskia Pellnat: 2

Charlie Megenity
Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with Patch.com, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.


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