Williams Wins Re-election

Contact: Dan Adkins

 

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“Turnout for this election was larger, when compared to last year’s Staff Senate election that recorded 16 percent participation of eligible voters. But this election’s 19 percent turnout is a number to build on.”

-- Kathy Shepherd-Jones,
chair,
UK Staff Senate’s election committee

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 17, 2004) -- Russ Williams, a senior trainer for human resource development at the University of Kentucky, has won re-election as the staff representative on the UK Board of Trustees. The election results were certified today.

Williams garnered 674 votes out of 1,841 votes cast in the election, which was held from May 3 through May 14.

“I'm grateful to the staff for re-electing me to this position. I commit myself to the same high level of advocacy for the staff’s needs as I have provided in the past,” Williams said.

Turnout in the election, which was conducted online, was 19 percent of the 9,670 eligible voters.

Kathy Shepherd-Jones, chair of the UK Staff Senate’s election committee, said, “Turnout for this election was larger, when compared to last year’s Staff Senate election that recorded 16 percent participation of eligible voters. But this election’s 19 percent turnout is a number to build on.”

The six other candidates and their vote totals were Gary Ginn, 458; William “Jack” King, 222; Jon Nichols, 187; Bettie Lou Evans, 122; Mike Gay, 91; and Davis Potter, 87.


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