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Vision claims victory in student government elections



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Members of the Vision ticket for IU Student Government sit together for a photo in Luddy Hall. The IUSG Election Commission confirmed Vision received the most votes in this year's election. Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

Months of asking students about their visions for a better IU have seemingly paid off for student government executive ticket Vision. IU will welcome Vision’s Isabel Mishkin as its next IU Student Government president.

Elections closed Thursday at 10 p.m., and the tickets were informed of the preliminary results shortly after.

The IUSG Election Commission confirmed that Vision received the most votes in a statement posted on its Facebook page Thursday night. They also congratulated the ticket and thanked the students who voted.

Only one complaint was submitted this year, a complaint filed against Bridge IU for the use of the IU trident and the IU letters in the ticket’s name — a stark contrast to past years. Tickets can file complaints against their opposition if they believe the election code has been violated.

Financial statements were due Friday, Election Commission Chair Hannah Eaton said. The statements are now available of the Election Commission website.

The Vision ticket consisted of juniors Isabel Mishkin, current IUSG chief of staff, and Matt Stein, current chief of diversity and inclusion.

“I am so incredibly proud of my team,” Mishkin said. “None of this is possible without the love and support and passion of the entire Vision team.”

The team laid out 39 policies during the campaign. The campaign focused on the embodiment of student values and expertise.  

“We’re beyond thrilled to start serving the students and dive into our work,” Mishkin said.

Some of Vision’s policies can be implemented within the first month of its term, including monthly IUSG town halls in an effort to make student government more transparent, Mishkin said.

Bridge IU is also grateful to have worked with students during the campaign process, Bridge IU’s presidential candidate Mackenzie North said.

“We are honored to have been a part of this opportunity, and even though Bridge IU is not serving students through IUSG, we will all be serving students in various other ways,” North said.

This story has been updated.

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