Senate appoints three non-voting freshmen

The Student Association appointed three freshmen Tuesday night to serve in the senate.

Stephanie Benedict, Erik Ashida and Josh Goldstein garnered the three nonvoting positions out of a pool of nine finalists and about 40 initial applicants.

At the next senate meeting on Oct. 7, the senators will introduce legislation that would allow freshman senators to vote. All three of the freshmen senators said they support the bill but added that it faces an uphill battle in the senate.

“It is my understanding that the bill may require an expensive referenda from the study body,” Ashida said. “I wouldn’t be opposed to making the best of what we already have.”

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