The Briefing: Wopata and McAteer voted MSA president and VP

Julia Wopata and Connor McAteer won with a vote of 1,333 to 170.
Then-vice presidential candidate Connor McAteer, left, and then-presidential candidate Julia Wopata speak during the first executive debate on April 9, 2018.

Julia Wopata and Connor McAteer of the “More to Roar” slate won the Missouri Students Association presidential election on April 18 with a vote of 1,333 to 170.

They ran against Robert Schmidt and Alp Kahveci of the “Mizzou for You” slate.

Voter turnout for this presidential election was lower than that of previous years. Compared to last year, 7,045 fewer people voted.

“I met with Julia and Connor to begin the transition process and discuss their vision for MU,” current MSA President Nathan Willett said in a press release. “It is clear to me that the students of the University of Missouri are in great hands. They are two of the most competent leaders I have met throughout my time in college and will take our university to great new heights.”

Wopata and McAteer’s swearing-in ceremony is set for Wednesday in full senate. The inauguration will be held May 1 in the Student Center at 6 p.m. This will also be Wopata and McAteer’s first time addressing the student body.

Edited by Skyler Rossi |

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