SGA election season begins

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    Student body officer candidates began campaigning for elections today, including current Treasurer Cody Westphal, who is running against the current Vice President for External Affairs, Graham McMillan, for student body president.

    McMillan, a junior political science major, created a Facebook page and planted posters around campus for the 2013 Student Government Association elections with his slogan, "Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly."

    Westphal, a sophomore finance major, also created a Facebook page detailing his platform, which includes goals in three categories: progressive goal setting, establishing new TCU traditions and servant-leadership.

    Current Vice President of Operations Lauren Sharp is running for re-election against Nick Daigle, the current chairman of the student experience committee.

    Current House of Student Representatives member Hillary Shepheard, a sophomore strategic communication major, is running for Vice President for External Affairs. She wrote on her Facebook page that she wants “the opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of both TCU students and the Fort Worth community to paint Fort Worth purple.”

    Zach Madel, a sophomore engineering major and the current finance committee chairman, is running for treasurer.

    According to the Student Government Association website, the campaign period begins April 9 and election polls open at 8 a.m. on April 23. Announcement of winners will take place at noon on April 24.

    Here is the list of candidates running for student body officer positions:

    President

    Cody Westphal

    Graham McMillan

    Vice President of Operations

    Lauren Sharp

    Nick Daigle

    Vice President for External Affairs

    Hillary Shepheard

    Treasurer

    Zach Madel