AFTRA N.Y. elects Graham


Holter Graham will replace Roberta Reardon as president of AFTRA N.Y.

Reardon, a TV, commercial and voice actor, was elected by the union's national board on April 28 to serve as national president of AFTRA until July. Longtime AFTRA president John Connolly resigned in March to become national executive director of Actors Equity.

Graham, whose onscreen TV credits include episodes of "Rescue Me" and "Law & Order," was unopposed for the New York post. Dan Ingram, Anne Gartlan, Ed Fry, Janette Gautier and Ruth Last were elected New York vps; Lainie Cooke was elected recording secretary; and Mitch McGuire was elected treasurer.

Several seats on the AFTRA national board also were filled in the voting by New York membership. Those assuming four-year board terms include actors Anita Hollander, James Lurie, Cooke, Graham, Elaine LeGaro, Robert Lydiard and Gautier; newsman-sportscaster David Browde; and singer-dancer Elaine Caswell.

Elected to serve three-year terms as AFTRA New York local board members were actors Polly Adams, Gartlan, Cooke, Martha Greenhouse, Marie Masters, Gautier, Jeff Greene and Gerald M. Kline; announcers Eric Rath and Jeff Spurgeon; and newspersons Liz Gonzalez and Browde.

A total of 1,838 valid ballots were cast, officials said.