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Student Senate held a virtual forum for Kansas House of Representatives District 10 candidates last Friday to discuss important issues facing the United States and the University of Kansas student body.
Student Senate hosted a debate with the three candidates for district attorney over the weekend. Each candidate discussed how they'd reform the criminal justice system to address racial disparities and help survivors of sexual assault.
Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning announced Friday, May 8, that he will not run for reelection. Denning said in a press release he tires of partisanship in the legislature.
Former vice president Joe Biden won the Kansas Democratic primary with nearly 77% of the votes Sunday, May 3. Sen. Bernie Sanders, despite suspending his campaign, had approximately 23% of the votes.
Free Staters' Apramay Mishra and Grant Daily won the 2020 Student Senate election according to unofficial results released by the Elections Commission. Mishra and Daily will officially take office on May 20.
Student Senate Elections Commission Chair Wyatt Risovi-Hendrickson said the results should be in as early as tonight or tomorrow morning in an email to the candidates.
As pandemic stay-at-home orders persist across the country, Kansas public officials and organizers have been forced to come up with contingency plans for traditionally in-person activities.
Student body presidential candidates, Apramay Mishra and Isabella Southwick, and vice presidential candidates, Grant Daily and William Wilk, faced off in the 2020 Student Senate Debate on April 18. Voting is open until April 25.
After hearing a complaint alleging that the Free Staters began its campaign work before it's launch, the Student Senate Elections Commission chose to take no action against the Free Staters.
Independent Student Senate candidates Isabella Southwick and William Wilk are allowed to continue their campaign after a hearing from the Student Senate Elections Commission.
Free Staters, a coalition running in the 2020 student election, is raising money through Venmo donations to create a fund to help Lawrence businesses affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Student Senate will hear an elections code violation against independent candidates Isabella Southwick and William Wilk on Wednesday evening. The violation could result in the pair's disqualification from the 2020 election.