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Sangster out

Sophomore Robert Ryan Sangster said Thursday night he will no longer be seeking the Student Association Presidency.

Sangster, who was originally running on the GW United team, said he will no longer pursue the SA’s top post because of “academic reasons.” Sangster said Thursday night that he wanted to focus on his academic studies in the coming weeks instead of running a campaign for SA President.

Sangster told the Hatchet in late January that he would be running for SA President with Executive Vice Presidential candidate junior Josh Lasky.

Sophomore Elliot Rozenberg will be running for the SA Presidency, Sangster said, but it is unclear if Rozenberg will be affiliated with the GW United team. Lasky is still running on the GW United team, along with numerous SA Senate and Marvin Center Governing Board candidates.

Sangster, a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Greek-letter organization and a member of last year’s Colonial Cabinet, had been planning on running for the SA’s top post since December, he said last month.

Rozenberg, also in Pi Kappa Alpha, was a member of the Colonial Cabinet with Sangster and is a spirit organizer for the GW Women’s Basketball team.

Sangster is the second student to drop out of the SA Presidential race of the original seven students who said in January they would be seeking the office. Junior Caitlin Bevin Doherty also announced she would no longer be seeking the SA’s top post last month.

For candidates to have their name appear on the ballot, they must have turned in their signature sheets by 6 p.m. Thursday. Candidates need to garner the signatures of 1 percent of their constituents to be recognized by the Joint Election Committee, the election’s oversight body.

Stay tuned to the SA Blog this weekend for complete information of which students are running in this month’s election, set to take place on March 29 and 30.

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