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Senators

There are currently thirteen open Senate seats. Please check the homepage for any relevant applications, and click here: to get involved! Positions will be updated continuously.

 

The Legislative Branch of the University of North Florida's Student Government is responsible for serving the university's students in the Senate by passing legislation and resolutions on their behalf. The Legislative Branch is also responsible for representing the students in all national, state, local, and university-wide concerns as their elected representatives.

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Senate Seat 1

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 2

OPEN

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Senate Seat 3

SaiRahul Kilambi

Senior  

Political Science and Information Technology Majors

Elected Spring 2020

 

SaiRahul Kilambi, more commonly known as RK, is a senior here at UNF and set to graduate in Spring 2021. He's enjoyed UNF to the max. His hobbies include studying in the library, playing basketball, and hanging out with his friends because they are the brightest part of his life.

 

RK is currently serving as the Senate Pro-Tempore.

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Senate Seat 4

Ellis Levine

 

Ellis is currently serving as the Budget and Allocations Committee Chair.

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Senate Seat 5

OPEN

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Senate Seat 6

OPEN

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Senate Seat 7

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 8

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 9

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 10

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 11

OPEN

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Senate Seat 12

Rachel Saunders

Junior

Psychology Major

 

Rachel is currently serving as the Senate President.

 

Rachel is currently serving as Senate President. She is originally from Tampa, FL and is a Junior here at UNF studying a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. She loves taking bike rides, listening to music and going to the beach! Student Government is very important to Rachel, she is always encouraging others to get involved and help advocate for the Student Body. "Senate is the voice of the Student Body and a great avenue to make change."

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Senate Seat 13

George Faklis

Senior

Accounting Major, Finance Minor

Appointed Fall 2017  

 

George Faklis is entering his senior year at UNF and will be graduating in the spring of 2021. George is from Tarpon Springs, Florida, and became a Senator. He hopes to continue to serve the student body to the best of his abilities. He also hopes to give back to UNF what it has given him in the last three years.

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Senate Seat 14

 OPEN

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Senate Seat 15

 OPEN

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Senate Seat 16

OPEN 

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Senate Seat 17

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 18

OPEN

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Senate Seat 19

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 20

OPEN

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Senate Seat 21

Josh Murry

 

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Senate Seat 22

David Catone

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Senate Seat 23

Alexandria Crotts

 

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Senate Seat 24

Arquan Joseph

 

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Senate Seat 25

Selma Besirevic

 

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Senate Seat 26

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 27

Malachi Dunn

Sophomore

Political Science Major, Undecided Minor

Appointed Fall 2019

 

Malachi Dunn is 19 years old and from Miami, Florida. He was born on November 6, 2000. He is a Political Science Major with an undecided minor. His goal is to go to law school and continue on the route to eventually hold a political office in the Legislative Branch. He is a proud Christian, plays music, does some screenwriting, and is the middle child of 11 children.

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Senate Seat 28

Sophia Gallo

Sophomore

Political Science Major, Psychology Minor

Appointed Fall 2018

 

Sophia is a Political Science major and Psychology minor at UNF. She is currently a sophomore and was appointed into Senate fall of her freshman year. She plans to go to Law School at UNC Chapel Hill after college. She loves going to the beach and walking in nature.

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Senate Seat 29

Tyler Grady

Junior

Sports Management Major, Marketing Minor

Elected Spring 2020

 

Tyler Grady is originally from Orlando and moved to Jacksonville about two years ago. He is a Junior working on a Sports Management Degree with a Marketing Minor with dreams to become a sports agent. He also works as his fraternity's philanthropy chair, where they give back to first responders around the country. He is looking forward to the great things that will be done around the school this year.

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Senate Seat 30

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 31

Thatcher Hart

Senior

Political Science Major

Appointed Fall 2018

 

Thatcher Hart is from Jupiter, Florida and is studying Political Science here at UNF. Thatcher is very active on campus while being involved in multiple clubs and intramural teams. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and podcasts, playing sports outside, going to the beach, and reading. Thatcher is very passionate about Student Government and enjoys hearing from the students.

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Senate Seat 32

Jesse Huffman

Sophomore

Political Science Major, Criminal Justice Minor

Appointed Fall 2019

 

Jesse Huffman is a freshman at UNF and attended Stanton College Preparatory in Jacksonville. He is excited to be representing his fellow students, and is focused on improving the on-campus life for everybody. He enjoys American politics (which he admits are not always enjoyable), acting, playing video games, and watching sports. After he graduates, he plans on going to law school.

 

Jesse is currently serving as the University and Student Affairs Committee Chair.

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Senate Seat 33

OPEN

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Senate Seat 34

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 35

Daniel Lage

Political Science Major

 

Daniel Lage is 21 years old and was born in Miami, Florida. After jumping around majors, he decided to settle on Political Science. His interest in politics as well as wanting to help the student body led him to Student Government. While he has no aspirations of becoming a politician, his pipe dream would be to work for the Prison Policy Initiative. Regardless of what he ends up doing with his life after college, he hopes to have an impact, even if it is a small one, on the lives of the people around him.  

 

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Senate Seat 36

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Senate Seat 37

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Senate Seat 38

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Senate Seat 39

Amelia Simmons

Junior  

Communications and Political Science Majors

Appointed Summer 2020  

 

Amelia Simmons is going to be a Junior this upcoming year. She is a Communications and Political Science major who was appointed Senator in Summer '20. She is very excited for her upcoming time in Student Government. In addition to Student Government, she stays involved with her sorority and works to keep her academics one of her top priorities because she is planning on attending law school after her time at UNF.

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Senate Seat 40

Nathaniel Rodefer

Sophomore

Undeclared Major, Leadership Minor

Appointed Summer 20219  

 

Nathaniel Rodefer is from Tallahassee, Florida, and joined Student Government his first semester at UNF. While he doesn't have a major, he has already achieved his goal of getting out of Tallahassee. Outside of representing the student body and going to class, he can be found skating around campus, thrift-shopping, or at Panda Express.