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Release: March 6, 2002

Juniors Herbold and Blizek elected to lead UI Student Government

University of Iowa juniors Nick Herbold and Matt Blizek were elected UI Student Government (UISG) president and vice president for the 2002-03 academic year, earning 55 percent of the 5,061 votes cast by their fellow students. They will be inaugurated at ceremonies on Monday, April 1 at the Iowa Memorial Union.

Results released by the Office of Student Life show Herbold and Blizek defeated student candidates Eric Parker and Kristin Trotzig, who earned 41 percent or 2,083 of the total votes cast during the March 4-5 online voting period.

UI students also voted by a margin of 81 percent (4,105 votes) to 7 percent (338 votes) to approve a referendum that would encourage the UI administration to give control of any remaining, unused student fees to the UISG.

Herbold and Blizek replace seniors Nick Klenske and Dan Rossi as legislative leaders of the approximately 28,000-person student body.