2017 Elections

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Los Angeles (July 20, 2017) – SAG-AFTRA today released the official rosters of candidates for its upcoming elections. National president and secretary-treasurer positions are up for election, both of which carry two-year terms. 40 national board seats are up for election this year, along with all local officer, local board, and convention delegate positions. The executive vice president and other vice presidents will be elected at the SAG-AFTRA Convention in October.

National officer ballots will be mailed to all eligible SAG-AFTRA members nationwide on July 25, with a return deadline and tabulation on August 24. Election results are expected to be announced that evening. The same schedule will apply to the Los Angeles and New York Local elections. Schedules vary for other local elections.

The candidates for national president are Pete Antico, Gabrielle Carteris, Robert B. Martin, Jr., Marilyn Monrovia and Esai Morales. The candidates for national secretary-treasurer are Jane Austin, Jason George and Chuck Slavin.

Voter guides for the national officer elections and for each local with contested elections can be found on the 2017 SAG-AFTRA Candidate Elections webpage.

Click on a link below to see the latest election news and voter guides.

On June 27, SAG-AFTRA announced the election results for the Michigan Local elections. The following candidates ran unopposed and shall be declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote:

Eric Wydra

President

2-year term

Jo-Jo Shutty-MacGregor

First Vice President

2-year term

Phil Elam

Second Vice President

2-year term

Shane Carson

Secretary

2-year term

Sonya A. Avakian

Local Board Member

2-year term

PJ Edwards

Local Board Member

2-year term

Patty Handysides

Local Board Member

2-year term

Jacqua Scott

Local Board Member

2-year term

Peter Tocco

Local Board Member

2-year term

Sonya A. Avakian

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Shane Carson

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Patty Handysides

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Jo-Jo Shutty-MacGregor

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Those members elected as Local Officers, Local Board members and Convention Delegates, by virtue of their election to those positions, are also elected as Alternate National Board members who may be called upon to serve at National Board meetings when the National Board member from Michigan is unable to attend. The President, by virtue of his election to that position, also serves as a Convention Delegate.

The newly elected leaders will be installed in office on August 24, 2017.

On June 27, SAG-AFTRA announced the election results for the Missouri Valley Local elections. The following candidates ran unopposed and shall be declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote:

Rodger A. Brand

National Board Member

4-year term

Thomas G. Murray

President

2-year term

Andrew Zimmerman

Kansas City Vice President

2-year term

Ronald L. Elz

St. Louis Vice President

2-year term

William E.  Schulenberg

Local Board Member – St. Louis

2-year term

Dixie Kissam Henderson

Local Board Member at Large

2-year term

Sally Eaton

Local Board Member at Large

2-year term

Shelley Waggener

Local Board Member at Large

2-year term

Kevin Lynch

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Shelley Waggener

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Andrew Zimmerman

Convention Delegate

2-year term

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

The newly elected leaders will be installed in office on August 24, 2017.

On July 7, 2017, SAG-AFTRA announced the election results for the Ohio-Pittsburgh Local elections. The following candidates ran unopposed and shall be declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote:

Paul Martino

President

2-year term

Mark Roberts

Vice President

2-year term

Joe Gunderman

Secretary

2-year term

Rick Pfeiffer

Local Board Member - Buffalo-Rochester

2-year term

Andy Schofield

Local Board Member - Cleveland

2-year term

Charles David Richards

Local Board Member - Pittsburgh

2-year term

Linda Froehlich

Local Board Member At Large

2-year term

Lisa Ann Goldsmith

Local Board Member At Large

2-year term

Jay Silvers

Local Board Member At Large

2-year term

Linda Froehlich

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Lisa Ann Goldsmith

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Joe Gunderman

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Rick Pfeiffer

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Charles David Richards

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Mark Roberts

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Jay Silvers

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Those members elected as Local Officers, Local Board members and Convention Delegates, by virtue of their election to those positions, are also elected as Alternate National Board members who may be called upon to serve at National Board meetings when the National Board member from Ohio-Pittsburgh is unable to attend. The President, by virtue of his election to that position, also serves as a Convention Delegate.

The newly elected leaders will be installed in office on August 24, 2017.

On July 6, 2017, SAG-AFTRA announced the election results for the Twin Cities Local elections. The following candidates ran unopposed and shall be declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote:

Randal Berger

National Board Member

4-year term

Peter Moore

President

2-year term

Barry ZeVan

Second Vice President

2-year term

Shelli Place

Third Vice President

2-year term

Mark Bradley

Local Board Member

2-year term

Bob Davis

Local Board Member

2-year term

Sandra Lee-Oian Thomas

Local Board Member

2-year term

Edward Villaume

Local Board Member

2-year term

Mark Bradley

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Bob Davis

Convention Delegate

2-year term

Shelli Place

Convention Delegate

2-year term

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

The newly elected leaders will be installed in office on August 24, 2017.