SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard

Ken Howard and Amy Aquino Elected National President and National Secretary-Treasurer of SAG-AFTRA

Ken Howard and Amy Aquino Elected National President and National Secretary-Treasurer of SAG-AFTRA

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August 15, 2013, 5:51pm

Los Angeles (August 15, 2013) — SAG-AFTRA today announced the results of elections for its top two elected positions. Members have re-elected Ken Howard and Amy Aquino to lead the union. Howard will serve as the first elected national president of SAG-AFTRA and Aquino as its first elected secretary-treasurer. Both previously served the Screen Actors Guild for two consecutive terms prior to merger, and each served respectively as co-president and co-secretary-treasurer of SAG-AFTRA following the merger in 2012. Their two-year terms begin today.

Ballots for the national officers election were mailed to 139,967 eligible voters on July 16, and 28,755 were returned today, for a return of 20.54 percent. Howard received 16,396 votes, with Esai Morales receiving 9,850 votes, Paul Edney receiving 1,359 votes and Marilyn Monrovia receiving 960 votes. In the election for secretary-treasurer, Aquino was elected to the position with 17,590 votes and Jane Austin received 10,662 votes.

President Ken Howard said, “I’m gratified that members across the country have reelected me to lead our union and continue building on the strong foundation we created through merger. I want to congratulate Secretary-Treasurer Amy Aquino on her reelection and offer my sincere thanks to all the candidates who ran for office. I look forward to joining the delegates who will assemble in Los Angeles for the first SAG-AFTRA convention in late September, and then moving forward with the new leadership team to do the important work that members have entrusted to us.”

Secretary-Treasurer Amy Aquino said, “This is an extremely exciting time for our union, and I’m deeply grateful to my fellow members for their vote of confidence in what we’ve already achieved, and for the continued opportunity to help focus SAG-AFTRA’s resources to build the effective organization that we all need and deserve.”

A working actor for more than 40 years, Howard has an extensive resume that includes work on television, movies and the stage, including the recent ACOD, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival. An Emmy and Tony Award winner, he helped create and starred in The White Shadow from 1978 – 1982, and has had recurring roles on 30 Rock, Dynasty, Melrose Place and Crossing Jordan. He is the author of the book Act Natural, and serves as the chancellor of the National Kidney Foundation. Howard was first elected national president of Screen Actors Guild in 2009. Re-elected in 2011, Howard was named co-president of SAG-AFTRA when the two unions merged on March 30, 2012.

Aquino’s career in acting spans more than two decades. She has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including Moonstruck, Glee, Law & Order, Castle, Monk, ER, CSI and Everybody Loves Raymond just to name a few. She also has an extensive career in theater, and holds a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama. Aquino was first elected national secretary-treasurer of Screen Actors Guild in 2009 and was elected to a second term in 2011. She previously served as a SAG officer for 11 years, including two terms as vice president.

SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White welcomed the officers saying:

“I would like to extend my congratulations to the newly elected board of directors and especially to President Howard and Secretary-Treasurer Aquino. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Ken and Amy over the past several years and look forward to the opportunity to continue our efforts. I know that I speak for the entire staff team when I say that we are honored to work with the first elected board of SAG-AFTRA, and are eager to work in partnership on the many challenges and opportunities facing this union.”

Ballots are still being tabulated for the union’s two largest local elections in Los Angeles and New York. Results are expected later today.

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Congratulations to President Howard.

Arl 

The Ol’ SAG Watchdog

(UPDATE)

All three top officers are members of the pro-merger Unite for Strength group.

SAG-AFTRA’s Los Angeles Local members elected Clyde Kusatsu as their local president, the union said Thursday.

Jenny O’Hara and Susan Boyd Joyce were elected as vps. All three are members of the dominant Unite for Strength group.

“I’m extremely pleased so many members expressed their support for my leadership,” said Kusatsu. “I’m grateful for their vote of confidence and look forward to serving as President of SAG-AFTRA’s largest local.”

More to come . . .

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*Article from SAG-AFTRA Website


2013 SAG-AFTRA Election Results – Clyde Kusatsu Elected Los Angeles Local President

On August 15, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Los Angeles Local election was conducted.  The results of the Local President, Local Vice President, Local Board Member and National Board Member elections are as follows:

Clyde Kusatsu

President

Two-Year Term

Jenny O’Hara

First Vice President

Two-Year Term

Susan Boyd Joyce

Second Vice President

Two-Year Term

Jenny O’Hara

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Esai Morales

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Amy Aquino

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Clyde Kusatsu

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Gabrielle Carteris

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Joanna Cassidy

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Jason George

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Jane Austin

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Patricia Richardson

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

L. Scott Caldwell

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

D.W. Moffett

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Marisol Nichols

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Vivicca A. Whitsett

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Jon Huertas

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Woody Schultz

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Sumi Haru

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Mimi Cozzens

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Tara Radcliffe

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Natalia Castellanos

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Ellen Crawford

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Elizabeth McLaughlin

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Shyla La’Sha

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Patrick Fabian

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Dan Navarro

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Ana Lilia

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Michelle Dunker

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Robin Riker

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Assaf Cohen

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

George Coe

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

David Jolliffe

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Patrika Darbo

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Paul Napier

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Lauri Hendler

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Kate Linder

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Ron Morgan

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Tracy Fraim

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

David Westberg

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Michael Bell

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Bertila Damas

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

William Charlton

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Clyde Sacks

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Julie Michaels

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Galen Hooks

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Iqbal Theba

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Mike Sakellarides

Local Board Member

Two-Year Term

Martin Sheen

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Tony Shalhoub

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Esai Morales

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Ken Howard

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Jenny O’Hara

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Amy Aquino

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Clyde Kusatsu

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Stephen Collins

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Marcia Wallace

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Jane Austin

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Joanna Cassidy

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Gabrielle Carteris

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Robert Pine

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Jeff Garlin

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

Jason George

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

Patricia Richardson

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

Marisol Nichols

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

D.W. Moffett

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

Lisa Vidal

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

Susan Boyd Joyce

National Board Member

Four-Year Term

Sumi Haru

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

Hal Eisner

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

L. Scott Caldwell

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

Jon Huertas

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

Mimi Cozzens

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

Ellen Crawford

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

Patrick Fabian

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

Bobbie Bates

National Board Member

Two-Year Term

Those members elected as Local Officers, Local Board members and Convention Delegates, by virtue of their election to those positions, are also eligible to serve as Alternate National Board members who may be called upon to serve at National Board meetings when National Board members from the Los Angeles Local are unable to attend.

The Local President, Local Officers and National Board members, by virtue of their election to those positions, shall also serve as Convention Delegates in addition to the member category convention delegate positions listed here: http://www.sagaftra.org/files/sag/documents/2013_sag-aftra_los_angeles_local_convention_delegates.pdf

For final results click here: http://www.sagaftra.org/files/sag/documents/2013_sag-aftra_los_angeles_local_complete_election_results.pdf  

For tabulation results click here: http://www.sagaftra.org/files/sag/documents/2013_0816_los_angeles_election_results.pdf  

The newly elected leaders take office immediately.

LA DELEGATES link

http://www.sagaftra.org/files/sag/documents/2013_0816_los_angeles_election_results.pdf

NEW YORK RESULTS (Hodge over Reardon)

http://www.sagaftra.org/files/sag/documents/sag-aftra_2013_new_york_results_report_pdf_cs081513.pdf


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