By James Kelly
April 9, 2014
Lyndsay Charlton was in her room in Holland College residence when she heard the results of the student union presidency election. She had won.
“My work has paid off,” she said, relieved.
Only hours before the results were announced, Charlton was running around her residence building reminding people to go and vote.
After the election, she knew it was a close one.
“I was really given a run for my money, that’s for sure. We only had four days to campaign and during those four days it consumed my life.”
Days before, Charlton had been posting campaign ads and asking questions to the former student union president, A.J. MacIntyre.
Today, she remembers how nice he was when giving help with her campaign.
“A.J. is a great guy. He answered any questions I had and I was lucky to have him there for help.”
Charlton was friends with MacIntyre before the election. They are in the same program and are close friends.
The new president was accepted into the student union with open arms.
General manager of the student union, Gregory Gairns, said he looks forward to seeing what Charlton will do for the college.
“We are certainly excited to have her come in. It’s a new chapter and I can’t wait to see what ideas she has in store.”
Student union elections are fairly new and new experiences are happening to him every year, Gairns said.
“We are learning something new every year and we can’t wait to learn more this year.”
Gairns said outgoing MacIntyre will be missed.
“A.J. was an amazing president. He put so much time and effort into the college, and will be missed for sure. He certainly has some big shoes to fill, so we can’t wait to see how Lyndsay runs her own presidency.”