Patterson Takes SGA Presidency With 52 Percent

Franklin Patterson was elected SGA President for the 2018-2019 academic year. Photo by Vanessa Johnson | The Signal

On Thursday, April 5, students cast their final votes to determine their new Student Government Association President. Following a code violation, a runoff election was created between candidates Sai Maddali and Franklin Patterson. Now, four days later, the results are finally in, along with the previously announced winners of the additional leadership positions.

With 503 votes (52.51 percent), Franklin Patterson won the seat of SGA President, with Sai Maddali in second with 455 votes (47.49 percent).

Student Government Election Winners:

Runoff: Franklin Patterson
EVP Atlanta: Ayesha Iqbal
EVP Clarkston: Christin Smith
EVP Decatur: Vacant
EVP Dunwoody: Attush Dhakal
Speaker of the Senate Atlanta: Fatoumata Barry
Speaker of the Senate Dunwoody: Dawnyale Davis


College of Arts & Sciences: Bivins, Dabhi, Garcia-Velazquez, Johnson, Mejia, Thomas and Tooke

College of Education & Human Development: Cherilyn Munoz

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies: Gregory Wright

College of Nursing & Health: Francis Zjonte

Robinson College of Business: Gomez, Jones, Muhammad and Wright

Perimeter Senators:

Alpharetta: Sophio Mihan
Decatur: Crowell
Dunwoody: Bokanya, Libam, Mansour and Martin