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AWSUTC 2013-14 election results

Magaña, León elected WSU Tri-Cities student leaders for 2013-14

RICHLAND, Wash. — José Magaña and Rigoberto “Rigo” León are the newly elected president and vice president of the Associated Students of Washington State University Tri-Cities (ASWSUTC) for 2013-2014.

José Magaña is sophomore from Kennewick, pre-majoring in Electrical Engineering.

Rigoberto “Rigo” León is a junior from Mabton, pre-majoring in Business Administration.

Magaña and León collected 146 votes, or 53.1 percent, of the total vote, outpolling candidates Ashley Wood and Karissa Pizzarella to win the election held this Monday through Wednesday. The ASWSUTC Elections Board confirmed that 275 of approximately 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students cast ballots.

Magaña, who currently serves as ASWSUTC Senate speaker pro-tempore, will transition into president-elect. He has experience working with the ASWSUTC Executive and Legislative branches.

León currently serves as an ASWSUTC justice and brings an experienced judicial perspective to the Executive and Legislative branches in his new role as vice president-elect.

Also elected were eight senators-at-large: Sarah Saenz, Edward Lima, Daniel Martinez, Saul Valdez, Skeetz Guilbea, Pavel Lungu, Alma Rose Leon and Chris Koenig.

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Source: Allison Rodgers, WSU Tri-Cities, Student Involvement Supervisor, 509-372-7300,

Media contact: Melissa O’Neil Perdue, WSU Tri-Cities Marketing and Communications Manager, 509-372-7319, cell/text 509-727-3094,

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 2:00pm