SA president runner-up to take on cabinet role

Former Student Association senator John Bennett was picked to be the finance representative in SA President Ashwin Narla's cabinet, pending fall approval by the Senate. Hatchet File Photo

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Kaya Yurieff

John Bennett, who came in second in this year’s Student Association presidential election, was tapped by his former contender for a cabinet spot Sunday, after being passed over in the first round of appointments.

Bennett, the former chair of the SA Finance Committee, will take on the role of vice president for financial affairs after the SA Senate voted down Narla’s first nominee and roommate, junior Alex Akel, on April 23.

“[Bennett] was more qualified than every candidate. He has the credentials and the experience,” Narla said about his pick.

Bennett said he sees Narla as “the captain of a team on which I have an important role to play.”

“I think I have the kind of expertise and skill set that can help him manage his team and accomplish his objectives in the best way possible,” he said.

Bennett will get official approval to take on the post at the SA Senate’s first meeting this fall.

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