SA Notes

Senate chief of staff resigns

Justin Neidig resigned as chief of staff at the Senate’s second meeting of the year Tuesday night.

“I care much too much about the SA and the Senate to attach my name to an organization that I no longer believe in,” said Neidig, who as the chief of staff researches bills and helps with the Senate’s administrative procedures.

Neidig’s resignation came in response to what he calls personal attacks on himself made by other senators after his editorial was published in Monday’s Hatchet.

In the opinion piece, Niedig lamented that the Senate is not helping students.

“In the past two weeks, I have witnessed Student Association senators put their own political ambitions above the interests of students,” he said. “I have watched senators interpret our governing documents to allow them unfettered access to investigate student organizations without just cause.”

Deputy Senate Chief of Staff Charlie Leizear will be filling the vacancy left by Neidig.

SA President Omar Woodard called Neidig’s resignation a “smart move,” saying that it would be hard for him to work with the Senate after publishing his comments.

-Brandon Butler

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