The position of Associated Student Body Student Senate President will be vacant until a special election can be held Sept.9, according to an email sent from Center for Leadership and Development via Manuel Perez, dean of student services.
When representatives at the CLD verified the results from April’s elections for the 2014-2015 ASB, the results for Student Senate president were invalidated due to “an investigation into election violation reports.”
Student Senate Director of Finance Jorge Riley, who was the ASB presidential election winner according to the unofficial results released in April, said that “there’s no substance behind their reasoning.”
“All I’ve got is Dean Perez saying there is going to be a special election without any kind of reasoning,” Riley said.
Riley has announced his intentions to run for Student Senate President once again in September’s special election.
Student Senate Vice President Tamara Dunning, who came in second place in the presidential election, said that she is not yet sure if she will challenge Riley in the fall.
“My family and I have not decided at this point,” Dunning said.
The Current will update this story as more information becomes available.