Michael Winship re-elected WGAE president
Bob Schneider, Gail Lee also re-elected to seatsJohn Wells elected WGA West president
Michael Winship has been re-elected to a second term as president of the WGA East.
Bob Schneider was re-elected to a second term as vp, and Gail Lee was re-elected to her seventh term as secretary-treasurer. Winship and Lee ran unopposed.
The officers' terms run through September 2011.
"Once again, I am honored to have been chosen by the members of the Writers Guild East to serve as their president," Winship said in a statement. "Many of the issues and problems we have addressed over the past two years continue, but within them are opportunities to continue growing our union and to further the interests of Guild East members and writers everywhere."
There were 427 valid ballots cast. New vp Schneider received 230 votes (53.9%), while opposing candidate Tom Phillips received 118 votes (27.6%) and Ambrose J. Raftery received 39 votes (9.1%).
The election also filled nine council seats. Re-elected as freelance members of the Council were Susan Kim (273, 63.9%), Pippin Parker (264, 61.8%), Tim Carvell (263, 61.6%), Adam Brooks (257, 60.2%), Melissa Salmons (246, 57.6%) and Courtney Simon (229, 53.6%). Re-elected as staff members of the Council were Phil Pilato (265, 62.1%), Sue Brown (263, 61.6%) and Duane Tollison (260, 60.1%).
Winship is senior writer for "Bill Moyers Journal," Schneider is a TV and film writer and Lee is a writer-producer at CBS News.