The junior finance and operations management and business analytics major led the Discover Maryland ticket.
If elected, Halbfinger also wants aims to advocate for excused absences and work extensions for religious and cultural holidays.
There are four candidates running for SGA president: two affiliated with parties and two independent candidates.
The election for the University of Maryland’s SGA began Monday and lasts until Wednesday, May 4 at 4 p.m
The SGA elections are open from May 2 at 9 a.m. to May 4 at 4 p.m.
The University Senate proposed the bill.
The SGA also condemned the Department of Transportation's increase of mandatory shuttle-bus fees.
The emergency bill highlights the university's lack of preparation for the omicron variant and calls for increased COVID-19 support.
The Student Government Association also voted for their new speaker.
The amended bill was passed unanimously.