The next Student Association president wasn’t determined Friday as Langie Cadesca and Mark Anthony Quinn failed to win over 51 percent of the vote in a historically close contest.
Quinn lead by 93 votes against Cadesca, not enough to secure to the top executive seat. Both trounced the third contender, Jouly Lajara, who held 16 percent of the 2,700-plus voter turnout.
Chart by Tyler A. McNeil
Under election guidelines, Cadesca and Quinn will head into a runoff contest. Falling third, Lajara won’t be on the ballot.
It’s not certain if or who the Lajara campaign endorses either of the two finalists. Quinn said he’s not interested in reaching out for the group’s endorsement. Nick Pepe, vice presidential candidate for Cadesca, said the ticket hasn’t yet considered a Lajara endorsement.
“I think the next few days are going to be extremely crucial to determine which way those voters are going to go and we’re going to have to do our best to reach out to the students,” said Pepe.