Cal Poly students have elected a new Associated Students Inc. student body president.
Joi Sullivan won an election held Wednesday and Thursday on campus over challengers Connor Paquin and Jake Rogers.
Sullivan received 2,716 votes, about 1,000 more than the next closest candidate, Paquin. About 23 percent of the student body voted, according to Michelle Broom, ASI’s spokeswoman. Sullivan will replace Jason Colombini as student body president in June.
This year’s election came with some controversy as Sullivan and Paquin were assessed fines of $100 each because their names appeared in a Mustang News article prior to a regulated 10-day campaign window leading up to the election — a perceived election violation.
But ASI’s legal counsel later recommended a fee waiver and ASI’s Recruitment and Development Committee voted in a special meeting to remove the fines. The committee decided the code didn’t specifically address media contact outside of the 10-day window for campaigning.