Finch, Visser lose ASWSU election

Initial results reported Wednesday; election to be certified Friday



Surrounded by campaign members and friends, Kjelt Visser receives a call from ASWSU Vice President Alexander Pan at 8 p.m. Wednesday in a collaboration room in The Spark: Academic Innovation Hub. Visser and his running mate, Sydney Finch, right, lost the ASWSU election by about 200 votes.

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Multimedia editor

Sydney Finch and Kjelt Visser lost the ASWSU presidential and vice-presidential election by about 200 votes, as of Wednesday night.

Visser received a phone call at 8 p.m. while waiting for election results with Finch. The candidates and other students participating in the campaign were gathered in a collaboration space at The Spark: Academic Innovation Hub.

The Election Board and Judicial Board still need to examine reports of campaign violations for both campaigns before the election is certified on Friday, Visser said.

Finch and Visser’s campaign has focused on three main initiatives: transparency, resources and engagement.

Finch has served as chief of staff under President Brian Patrick and Vice President Alexander Pan’s administration this year. Visser has served as senator for the Carson College of Business.