The student body elected mechanical engineering senior Thor Lund and psychology senior Wills Brown as the 2012 Student Government president and vice president.
Lund and Brown defeated candidate John Lawler, urban studies senior, and running mate Terrence Maas, computer science sophomore, by 459 votes, with 4683 students voting in total. Voter turnout for SG president and vice president decreased nearly 59 percent compared to 2011, which had a turnout of 7883 in the run-off election between SG President Natalie Butler and former candidate Abel Mulugheta.
Lund said he is going to enjoy tonight but is ready to start working tomorrow.
“I would like to let [students] know we’re bringing in a fresh perspective,” Lund said. “One thing we’re doing is making sure SG is for the students. Anyone who wants to get involved, get involved. Me and Wills have no bias.”