Aulthouse the next undergraduate student trustee

Andrew Aulthouse has won the undergraduate student trustee election with 53 per cent of the vote on the first ballot.

The results were announced Thursday morning.

Aulthouse, ArtSci ’15, said that since the results were announced on his birthday, today will be a bigger celebration.

“It’ll be a bit of a double whammy,” he said. “It’s amazing.”

Aulthouse heard about the election results in a phone call while present at Team BGP’s party.

He said he’s proud of how his campaign was run.

“Win or lose, I have no regrets about how the campaign went,” he said. “I had great people helping me out.”

Aulthouse plans to tackle mental health issues on campus by helping administration with their vision of faculty-specific councillors.

He also plans to focus on giving students a better residence experience by addressing the overcrowding through ensuring that common rooms are given back to the students as administration stated they will do.

“I have to hold [the administration] to their promise,” he said.

Aulthouse was running for the position against Leo Erlikhman, ArtSci ’14, and Nathan Utioh, ArtSci ’15.

“I commend them on the job they did,” he said. “Leo had a strong vision. Nathan was a strong communicator… I look forward to working with them in some capacity in the future.”

Erlikhman said he felt he ran a good campaign.

“[I have] no regrets at all,” he said. “[Aulthouse] did a great job.”

Utioh echoed this sentiment.

“I’m really grateful for my friends and volunteers who helped,” he said.

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