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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Alligator Staff report


Election Day for Gainesville City Commission was on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Polls were open across Gainesville from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Two candidates held watch parties later in the evening. The special election was held to fill the seat vacated by Gail Johnson when she resigned. Matt Howland, Cynthia Chestnut, Scherwin Henry, Patrick Ingle and Gabe Kaimowitz faced off for the open seat, but none prevailed yet. Howland and Chestnut will face off in January during the runoff election.
SPANISH

Cynthia Chestnut, Matt Howland avanzan a la segunda vuelta de la Comisión de la Ciudad

Ninguno de los candidatos recibió más del 50% de los votos, lo que resultó en una segunda vuelta necesaria el 25 de enero. Chestnut recibió el 46% de los votos, con una ventaja de 560 sobre Howland, que recibió el 41%. Más del 13% de los casi 90,000 votantes elegibles de Gainesville asistieron a las elecciones, según la Oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones.

CAMPUS  |  STUDENT LIFE

A look inside UF residence halls

Many students’ first foray outside their family home takes them straight to their freshman year college dorm. UF has 26 residence halls for students to choose from. The Alligator interviewed current and former residents of each hall to discover the good and bad in each. Room layouts are an artist’s interpretation based on courtesy photos of the residence halls.

CAMPUS  |  STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Gator wins executive ticket for the second year in a row and gains further control of the Senate

There were 6,650 total ballots cast, Supervisor of Elections Haley Price announced on a live stream Wednesday evening. Student Body President-elect Cooper Brown and Student Body Vice President-elect Faith Maniti won with 4,629 votes, or 69.78% of the vote. Student Body Treasurer-elect Giovanna Mompremier won with 4,515 votes, or 68.85%.

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