SGA results: Taylor wins president; Trent VPE


Student government elections are upon us. Here is a look at the candidates and their platforms. Source: SGA Facebook

By Elizabeth Campbell

Ben Taylor was elected Student Body President Tuesday in a runoff that saw more ballots cast than in the last five general elections.

Hudson Trent was elected Vice President of External Affairs in the runoff for that office.

Students cast 3,339 ballots in the runoff, just under the record setting 3,497 cast last week in the regular election. This voter turnout was just over 37 percent of TCU’s undergraduate population.

Taylor said his first order of business is to study for an upcoming test; his next is to start talking to everyone he’ll be working with.

Trent met with Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price Tuesday morning to discuss TCU’s relationship with Fort Worth and several upcoming projects he hopes to start. Upon winning, Trent said that he was honored to be the next Vice President of External Affairs, thanked his campaign team for their time and energy and complimented his opponents for their passionate work during the campaign.

Hudson Trent. (Photo Courtesy of Trent.)

“I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can from current cabinet members this week as I prepare for this role,” Trent said. “I will also be seeking passionate individuals to fill several roles I have in mind for this office and look forward to getting everything off of the ground!”

The two, along with incoming Vice President of Operations Abbey Widick and Treasurer Cara Doll, will be sworn into their new positions May 2. They will serve in the 2017-18 academic year.

For more information on the runoff election be sure to check out this week’s TCU News Now.