Candidates Listed For Student Government Elections April 14-16

Online Voting Stretched Over 3 Days

Posted April 8, 2020

A full slate of candidates has been posted for Student Government elections at Minnesota State Mankato for the 2020-21 Academic Year.

As a result of classes continuing remotely for the remainder of the semester, the Spring 2020 Election has been expanded from normal one-day balloting to three days for online voting. Polling will open next Tuesday, April 14, at 8 a.m and close on Thursday, April 16, at 6 p.m.

Website for voting is

Candidates for this year’s election are:

Empowering Mavericks

  • PRESIDENT: Andrew Trenne
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Arnavee Maltare
  • Rediet Abera
  • Allison Allen
  • Camila Bejarano
  • Paula Bejadrano
  • Lauren Brandmeier
  • Gretchen Bygd
  • Jaydon Dickey
  • Yousef Elssaadi
  • Emma Gabbert
  • Sourabh Hanumant
  • Afnan Husain
  • Radit Mahmud
  • Manav Mendonca
  • Cat Nelson
  • Kara Svercl
  • Zahara Osman
  • Sarvesh Parte
  • Elijah-Calederon Pitchford
  • Eniola Quadri
  • Margarita Ruiz
  • Drake Russell
  • Katlin Sannan
  • Ayush Sharma
  • Asaka Shimizu
  • Ian Ssuna
  • Reauna Stiff
  • Brian Swancutt
  • Frank Vondra
  • Win Vuong
  • Ryan Walfoort
  • David Watts
  • Andrew Weinzierl
  • Zach Wickman

Maverick Movement

  • PRESIDENT: Dhaval Bhakta
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Marilyn Allen
  • David Alimo
  • Kavin Atmakur
  • Milka Fasika
  • Audrey Hopwood
  • Simale Kadir
  • Khiap Keonangphane
  • Abbas Khan
  • Naqibul Mahboob
  • Freeman Moma
  • Hammad Murtaza
  • Steven Ovraiti
  • Awais Qarni
  • Noor Salim
  • Ansu Sanoe
  • Junsoo Seo
  • Prerna Somaiya
  • Caitlin Trabant
  • Uzair Usman
  • Jack Wheeler
  • Muhtasim Yasar

An updated election timeline and amended election rules have been posted on the Student Government Engage page, and the Student Government’s “Get Involved” website. 

Required in-person rules readings are being waived, but candidates and applicants are expected to access and read the rules. They will be in effect and enforced.

A rules meeting can still be requested by contacting Chief Election Commissioner Hunter Brings at

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