FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2017
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GOVERNOR SHARP ELECTED
State Government Activity Begins
(RIPON, WI) Kellen Sharp of Ronald Reagen High School was elected today as the 2017 Badger Boys State Governor. After four days of campaigning in the city, county, and state levels, the citizens of Badger Boys State decided that Governor Sharp was the best candidate and representative to cap the election of the 76th session of Badger Boys State. In his address to the public, Governor Sharp was very thankful for his election to the position and for the support he has received over this week.
One of Governor Sharp’s first official duties will be to select the members of his cabinet. Additionally, he will:
* Be responsible for the proper supervision of appointed officials.
* Have veto power over all legislation provided such authority be exercised within 24 hours from the time legislation is passed. A Legislature may pass legislation over the Governor’s veto by a two-thirds majority of both Houses.
* Have the power to pardon or commute sentences of citizens convicted of violating the laws of Badger Boys State.
* Represent Badger Boys State in all contacts with the citizens of other states.
Listed below are the complete results of the statewide elections for Badger Boys State, the names of the students elected and their school district.
Friday’s session will focus on continuing to implement city, county and state government at Badger Boys State. Friday evening’s assembly will include a tribute to Wisconsin veterans and will honor those who recently lost their lives in service to our country.
To follow the week’s activities as they conclude, including the selection of Boys Nation Senators, please check out the Badger Boys State official website at www.badgerboysstate.com which is updated continuously throughout the day with high resolution pictures available on the web page’s Public Relations section.
STATE ELECTION RESULTS
Sharp, Kellen - Ronald Reagen High School
Alvarez-Zavala, Juan- Verona Area High School
SECRETARY OF STATE
Chao, Benjamin – Sauk Prairie High School
Hua, Charles - Madison West High School
Brown, William - Rice Lake High School
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Schanen, Josey - Port Washington High School
CHIEF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
Axtman, Michael – Living Word Lutheran High School
SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
Tsenane, Jack – Oconomowoc High School
Swenson, Seth - Seymour Community High School
Huebner, Matthew - Port Washington High School
Egan, Jack - Badger High School
Yarlagadda, Vishnu - Sun Prairie High School
Pond, Preston - Sheboygan North High School
Badger Boys State
P.O. Box 388
Portage, WI 53901-0388
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