SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard to Run for Re-Election

SAG President Ken Howard
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Howard is expected to kick off the mailing of merger ballots to SAG's 125,000 members. If the merger passes, the next question will be whether next year's ceremony becomes the "SAG-AFTRA Awards."

He will be eyeing his third term; it is unknown if co-president Roberta Reardon will also run.

SAG-AFTRA co-president Ken Howard is running for re-election.

It is unknown whether Roberta Reardon, who became co-president with Howard after SAG and AFTRA merged into one union in 2012, is running for re-election as well.

In September 2011, Howard was re-elected as SAG president for his second term. At the time, Howard told The Hollywood Reporter the results of the election — which favored pro-merger candidates — were “an overwhelming endorsement of the merger.”

Howard's decision to run for a third term comes after SAG-AFTRA approved the recently negotiated commercials contract and a restructuring plan that included 60 layoffs, which began in early May.

The deadline for election nominating petitions for president and other positions is 5 p.m. June 14. Additionally, the cutoff for voting eligibility is June 17. Members must be in good standing for the Nov. 1, 2012, and/or May 1, 2013 dues period.

On July 16, ballots are mailed for voting with the deadline to return set for 6:30 a.m. Aug. 15. The convention takes place Sept. 26-29.