Treasurer elected in runoff, catching up to opponent

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    Sophomore Marlon Figueroa was named Student Government Association treasurer Friday afternoon, defeating junior Greg Hamre by 183 votes.

    Figueroa won the runoff election with 992 votes to Hamre’s 809 votes.

    A runoff was instituted when neither candidate secured 50 percent of the initial vote.

    Hamre received 1,403 votes in the initial election, almost 300 more than Figueroa. Sophomore candidate for treasurer Ryan Hoff had 281 votes.

    “I’m very pleased with the results,” Figueroa said. “I campaigned very hard.”

    Figueroa said that Hamre ran a great race and extended his best wishes.

    “I think we both would have made great treasurers,” said Figueroa.

    Figueroa said that as treasurer he plans to restructure the budget and bring at least one big musical performance to campus.