Anders plans to support new administration

Zachary Anders received the phone call that he would not be the 2017-18 ASWSU president last night.

DAN DOUCET, Evergreen opinion editor

ASWSU presidential and vice-presidential candidates Zachary Anders and Kai Amos gathered in their campaign manager Chris Ryder’s apartment with friends and supporters at about 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

Anders said it was a competitive race and either way, he would not be surprised by the outcome.

“I know it’s really close,” he said while campaigning on the mall earlier today, “there’s no way to know.”

Anders’s phone rang at about 8:30, and the apartment went quiet as he walked down the hall to answer. His supporters exchanged whispers.

About a minute later, Anders walked back into the living room.

“You win some, you lose some,” he said.

He expressed his support for the people who helped with his campaign.

“Thank you for all the time you guys put in, especially over the last couple of days out in the cold,” Ryder said.

Their campaign earned just over 30 percent of the vote, according to the official election results.

Ryder said the gap in the number of votes surprised him, but that they were the underdogs of the race.

Frost and Kalt were the most established candidates they could have run against, Anders said. He said he wants to know the winning ticket’s plans and support them along the way.

“Whatever they need help with, we’re going to be there,” he said.

Anders said his team put in a lot of work throughout their campaign.

“It was an outstanding effort,” Anders said, “especially for a group of people coming from outside ASWSU.”

Amos said she enjoyed campaigning and that it gave her the opportunity to meet a lot of people and different communities, while realizing the impact she could make as a regular student.

“I’m very reflective on the experience I’ve had going through this campaign,” Amos said.

She said Frost and Kalt were tough competition.

“They had great ideas and they ran a great campaign,” Amos said.

According to a news release from the election board Wednesday night, an election violation was filed against the Anders-Amos campaign. Election Board Chair Kourtni Jefson clarified the violation but would not say who filed it.

However, as of tonight, Judicial Board Chief Justice Eden Kelshaw said the violation was rescinded. The Judicial Board held hearings for four violations filed during this election.

Kelshaw said any additional election violations must be filed by 5 p.m. tomorrow.