Los Angeles (July 28, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Florida Branch elections.
Candidates elected from the Florida Branch include:
Nancy Duerr, National Board Member, three year term  
Steve Gladstone, President, two year term  
Ellen Wacher, Vice President, two year term  
Patrick Mickler,  Recording Secretary, two year term  
Matt Simpson, Council Member at Large, three year term  
John Archie, Council Member at Large, South Florida, three year term  
Chris Beekie, Council Member at Large, Central Florida, three year term  
Joseph Sexton, Council Member at Large, Central Florida, three year term  
Jay Amor, 1st Alternate Council Member, one year term  
Kevin Dean- Hackett, 2nd Alternate Council Member, one year term  

Those members elected as Officers and 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 Florida Branch is unavailable to attend.

The candidates named today ran unopposed and were elected without the necessity of a 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 24. The results of those elections will be reported when completed.      

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About SAG and the Florida Branch
Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. The Florida Branch is the largest of 20 branches nationwide and represents nearly 4,000 local professional performers who work in film and digital television programs, motion pictures, commercials, video games, music videos, industrials and all new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Headquartered in Los Angeles, you can visit SAG online at SAG.org  and www.sag.org/branches/florida.


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