Jason Anderson elected Second Year Council president

Anderson’s platform focused on improving communication between students and the SYC

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Jason Anderson defeated three other candidates for Second Year Council President.

Courtesy U.Va. Alumni Association

First-year College student Jason Anderson was elected Second Year Council president Friday. Anderson currently serves as the Academic Wellness chair of the First Year Council.

Anderson was the top vote-getter in the election and defeated fellow first-year College students Tyler Windsor, Anna Yee and Omar Metwally — who received the second, third and fourth most votes, respectively. 

Voter turnout in this election was approximately 48.8 percent, according to results released Friday by the University Board of Elections. 

Second Year Council president was the only contested election for a class presidential position — compared to Third Year Class president and Fourth Year Trustees president — with four total candidates.  Anderson will serve as president alongside Kristin Myers as vice president. 

Voter turnout in the vice president election was approximately 46.2 percent, according to results released Friday by the University Board of Elections. 

Anderson’s platform focused on improving communication between students and the Second Year Council. He referenced the low number of Instagram followers for the First Year Council account as evidence for the lack of connection between the organization and the student body. Anderson also hopes to increase participation rates of minority students in Second Year Council.

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