Los Angeles (July 27, 2009) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Portland Branch elections.
Candidates elected from the Portland Branch include:
Doug Baldwin, Council Member at Large (three-year term)
Helena De Crespo, Council Member at Large (three-year term)
George Fosgate, Council Member at Large (three-year term)
Michelle Mariana, Council Member at Large (three-year term)
Those members elected as Council Members at Large were also elected as Alternate National Directors who may be called upon to serve at National Board Meetings when the National Board member from the Portland Branch is unavailable to attend.
The candidates named today ran unopposed and were elected without the necessity of ballot vote pursuant to the Branch Rules of Procedure. The newly elected leaders will assume office on September 25, 2010.
Elections are being conducted in other SAG Branches and divisions across the country with all ballots tabulated no later than September 24th. The results of those elections will be reported when completed.
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