Reprinted from Variety by Dave McNary on August 24, 2017.
Results were announced Thursday evening by the performers union, which sent out about 144,000 ballots to members with 28,988 voting. Jane Austin, the current SAG-AFTRA secretary-treasurer, was also re-elected.
Carteris, who was named by the national board last year to replace Ken Howard, fended off spirited challenges from national board member Esai Morales, stuntman Pete Antico, and independents Robert Martin, Jr. and Marilyn Monrovia.
Carteris received 14,674 votes, with Morales receiving 8,145 votes and Antico taking 4,114 votes. Martin received 1,207 votes and Monrovia took 715. Austin also had an easy victory with 15,312 votes while challengers Jason George received 10,953 votes and Chuck Slavin received 2,248 votes. …
Carteris Wins a Majority, Albeit Barely, Signaling Potential Turbulence Ahead
Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Jonathan Handel on August 24, 2017.
SAG-AFTRA members have re-elected Gabrielle Carteris as president, delivering her a hairsbreadth majority despite the fact that she faced two harshly critical rivals and two other independents.
Carteris, who tops the Unite for Strength slate, received 14,674 votes, or 50.6 percent, while MembershipFirst’s Esai Morales received 8,145 votes (28.1 percent), former MF member Pete Antico garnered 4,114 (14.2 percent), and two other independent candidates, Robert Martin Jr. and Marilyn Monrovia, received 1,207 (4.2 percent) and 715 (2.5 percent), respectively, the union announced Thursday. …