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Flores wins in ASI presidential runoff election

Marvin Flores will lead the Cal State Long Beach student body as Associated Students, Inc. president in the 2016-17 academic year.

Flores won the April 25-27 runoff election with 1,601 votes, 57.16 percent of voters. His opposition, Robert Espinoza, garnered 1,200 votes or 42.84 percent of voters.

The runoffs took place to after none of the top three candidates of the 2016 CSULB presidential race won a majority of the votes, and Oscar Acevedo was disqualified. 

Flores, who could not immediately be reached for comment, has served as senator-at-large for 3 years. His platform focused on student parking reform, creating more student-at-large positions on university committees and boards, improving transparency between students and ASI, giving up a portion of his salary to offer more scholarships and practicing an open-door policy for students to voice their concerns.

Flores also successfully established a free scooter rental program this year for students with temporary disabilities — the first of its kind in the nation.

Current Senator-at-Large Logan Vournas will be next year’s vice president and Gio Smith will act as treasurer.

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