Separated from second place by 337 votes, Jesse Lauchner and
Katie Clausen were announced as the next president and vice
president of the Associated Students of CSU Wednesday night.
“I’m not really sure what I feel right now,” said Clausen, a
sophomore business management student. “I’m ecstatic. It’s by far
the toughest thing I’ve ever done.”
Voter turnout was up from last year with 17.6 percent of
students voting in the election.
“We are very, very excited about that,” said current Vice
President Jessica Chavez. Chavez thanked the candidates for their
help in getting students to vote before announcing the winners.
Coming in sixth place in the election were Todd Ewing and Chris
“We are happy with our sixth pace finish,” said Ewing, a
political science senior. “We spent the least amount of money and
got the least amount of votes. It’s proof that you can buy this
Second place in the election were Cord Brundage and Katie
“It was close,” said Brundage, a senior zoology major. “It was a
Lauchner, a junior studying computer information systems, said
he was still surprised about winning.
“Don’t ever doubt two people with a lot of heart,” Lauchner