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Gabriel Lee Johnson resigns from ASUCD Senate

JAY GELVEZON / AGGIE
JAY GELVEZON / AGGIE

ASUCD President Mariah Watson to appoint replacement senator in coming weeks.

On Jan. 5, former ASUCD Senator Gabriel Lee Johnson announced his resignation after becoming elected last spring.

In a letter of resignation sent to various members of ASUCD, Johnson cited academic responsibilities, time restraints and a new fellowship as reasons behind his resignation.

“It isn’t due to the nature of ASUCD, as it has taught me plenty, it is due to academic responsibility, goals, and new roles I have taken on,” Johnson said in his letter. “I have been chosen for a fellowship which will require a significant amount of my time and I have academic goals I need to attain prior to graduating in order to continue on track to my goals beyond UC Davis.”

Johnson’s replacement will be appointed by ASUCD President Mariah Kala Watson in the coming weeks through applications submitted through vacancy.ucdavis.edu. By ASUCD constitution, Watson’s appointment must be confirmed by the remaining ASUCD senators. The interim senator will finish Johnson’s term, which is slated to end this quarter.

Johnson is a fourth-year economics major whose adopted unit was the experimental college. His platforms included fostering more academic support on campus and increasing diversity through university admissions.

More details surrounding Johnson’s replacement to come.

Written by: JASON PHAM – campus@theaggie.org

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