The Elections Committee has announced that Reed Piercey, MCAS '19, and Ignacio Fletcher, MCAS '20, have been elected President and Executive Vice President of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Piercey and Fletcher received 1,551 votes, while Frontis and Sheikh received 1,204, reported the Elections Committee in an email to students on Thursday night.
Piercey and Fletcher, who are currently senators for their respective classes in the UGBC Student Assembly, ran on a platform that prioritized increasing UGBC's transparency and expanding its advocacy efforts on behalf of marginalized communities on campus.
Prior to the election, The Gavel endorsed Frontis and Sheikh.
Update: Feb. 15 at 9:10 p.m.
Fletcher, who spoke to The Gavel following the announcement of the election results, stated that he and Piercey are excited to get to work on implementing their platform's priorities.
"We talked the talk, and tomorrow it’s time to walk the walk," said Fletcher.
Fletcher also said that the newly-elected candidates are looking forward to working with Frontis and Sheikh, observing that there were many similarities between their platforms.
In a statement posted on Frontis and Sheikh's campaign Facebook page, the candidates congratulated Piercey and Fletcher, thanked their supporters, and expressed the same desire to work together moving forward.
"While we disagreed on a lot throughout this campaign, it is undeniable that we all agreed on one thing: BC should be a place everyone can feel welcomed in," said Frontis and Sheikh's statement.