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Unite For Strength Unveils Slate, Ned Vaughn Running for Delegate

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Unite For Strength Unveils Slate, Ned Vaughn Running for Delegate

Unite For Strength officially unveiled its full slate of candidates Thursday, almost a week after SAG-AFTRA published the names of those standing in the union’s first post-merger election.

The group is fielding a slate of 52 candidates running for SAG-AFTRA National and Los Angeles Local Boards and more than 100 candidates vying for positions as delegates to the first SAG-AFTRA National Convention in September.

Thursday's announcement didn't mention Ned Vaughn, the union’s outgoing executive vice president, who isn't seeking reelection but is running as a delegate on the UFS slate.

"I'm urging all members who want strong contracts, quicker residual payments and safe merger of our benefits to join me in voting for the entire Unite for Strength team," Ken Howard, SAG-AFTRA co-president, said in a statement.

"Without a doubt, Clyde Kusatsu and UFS are the leaders who will keep us on the right path. They've proven time and again that they know how to build strength, and with pivotal TV, Film, Cable and New Media negotiations on the horizon, they are the team SAG-AFTRA needs."

SAG-AFTRA Co-Secretary-Treasurer Amy Aquino stated: "UFS has laid the groundwork for a strong, responsive union that’s up to today’s reality and tomorrow’s challenges."

Clyde Kusatsu, who's running for president of SAG-AFTRA's Los Angeles Local, added: "Today’s Emmy nominations make it clear that we must pay special attention to the explosive growth in Cable and New Media.”

The announcement also included endorsements of UFS by actors Ron Perlman and Octavia Spencer, among others. 

Ballots were mailed to eligible union members July 16 and are set to be counted Aug. 15. The deadline for requesting a replacement ballot is noon on Aug. 12.

Here's UFS’s full candidate list:

 

National President

Ken Howard

 

Secretary-Treasurer

Amy Aquino

 

Los Angeles Local President

Clyde Kusatsu

 

Los Angeles Vice Presidents

Susan Boyd Joyce

Jenny O’Hara

 

National Board of Directors (with ballot numbers)

Amy Aquino - 112

Bobbie Bates - 115

Susan Boyd Joyce - 117

L Scott Caldwell - 119

Gabrielle Carteris - 121

Assaf Cohen - 124

Stephen Collins - 125

Mimi Cozzens - 126

Ellen Crawford - 127

Patrika Darbo - 129

Hal Eisner - 130

Patrick Fabian - 132

Jeff Garlin - 134

Jason George - 135

Ken Howard - 139

Jon Huertas - 141

Clyde Kusatsu - 145

Kate Linder - 146

Allen Lulu - 148

D. W. Moffett - 149

Marisol Nichols - 152

Jenny O'Hara - 91

Conrad E. Palmisano - 93

Robert Pine - 96

Woody Schultz - 99

Tony Shalhoub - 100

Lisa Vidal - 107

Marcia Wallace - 108

 

Los Angeles Local Board of Directors (with ballot numbers)
Granville Ames - 32

Amy Aquino - 33

L. Scott Caldwell - 39

Gabrielle Carteris - 41

Natalia Castellanos - 43

William Charlton - 44

Parvesh Cheena - 45

Assaf Cohen - 49

Mimi Cozzens - 50

Ellen Crawford - 51

Randy Crenshaw - 52

Jane Daly - 54

Bertila Damas - 55

Alex Daniels - 57

Patrika Darbo - 58

Michelle Dunker - 59

Patrick Fabian - 61

Tracy Fraim - 63

Jason George - 64

Lauri Hendler - 68

Galen Hooks - 69

Jon Huertas - 71

Jon Joyce - 74

Clyde Kusatsu - 76

Shyla La'Sha - 78

Ana Lilia - 79

Kate Linder - 80

Allen Lulu - 82

Elizabeth McLaughlin - 83

Julie Michaels - 84

D. W. Moffett - 85

Ron Morgan - 87

Dan Navarro - 89

Marisol Nichols - 90

Jenny O'Hara - 8

Holly Pitrago - 12

Tara Radcliffe - 13

Clyde Sacks - 16

Mike Sakellarides - 17

Woody Schultz - 18

Iqbal Theba - 23

David Westberg - 27

Vivicca Whitsett - 28

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