Los Angeles (August 13, 2013) - On August 13, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Philadelphia Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

Helen E. McNutt - National Board Member - Four-Year Term
John Wooten - President - Two-Year Term
Sylvia Kauders* - Vice President – (Actor/Performer) - Two-Year Term
Catherine Brown - Vice President – (Broadcast News & Info) - Two-Year Term
Sara Jane Blazo* - Local Board – (Actor/Performer) - Two-Year Term
Mike Kraycik* - Local Board – (Actor/Performer) - Two-Year Term
Gail Lewis* - Local Board – (Actor/Performer) - Two-Year Term
Susan Moses* - Local Board – (Actor/Performer) - Two-Year Term
Rob Charry - Local Board – (Broadcast News & Info) - Two-Year Term
Ed “Skip” Fischer - Local Board – (Broadcast News & Info) - Two-Year Term
Dick Sheeran - Local Board – (Broadcast News & Info) - Two-Year Term
Meagan Hill - Local Board Member – At Large - Two-Year Term
Harvey Jaffe - Local Board Member – At Large - Two-Year Term
Chuck Varesko - Local Board Member – At Large - Two-Year Term
Cyndy Drue - Convention Delegate - Two-Year Term
Ed “Skip” Fischer - Convention Delegate - Two-Year Term
Harvey Jaffe - Convention Delegate - Two-Year Term
Sylvia Kauders - Convention Delegate - Two-Year Term
Paul Kurtz - Convention Delegate - Two-Year Term
Susan Moses - Convention Delegate - Two-Year Term
Dick Sheeran - Convention Delegate - Two-Year Term
Bill Shusta - Convention Delegate - Two-Year Term
Christy Springfield - Convention Delegate - Two-Year Term
Joe Zarriello - Convention Delegate - 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 elected as Alternate National Board members who may be called upon to serve at National Board meetings when the National Board member from the Philadelphia 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 15, 2013.

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