Teamsters re-elect Leo Reed for eighth term

Will continue to serve as secretary-treasurer of H'wood Local 299

Veteran Teamsters official Leo Reed has been re-elected secretary-treasurer of the union's Hollywood Local 399, winning 81% of 1,961 ballots cast.

Set to begin an unprecedented eighth term leading the local, Reed defeated rival candidate Mitch Masoner by a vote of 1,551 to 374. Reed's slate of officers also were returned, including president Tony Cousimano, vp Randy Peterson, recording secretary Rose Falcon and trustees Ed Duffy, Jack Fisher and Jon Hopton.

"I would like to thank my executive board, my business agents and office staff for a job well done and especially the members for their continued support over the last 21 years," Reed said. "It has been an honor to lead my fellow Teamsters in pursuit of good contracts, quality medical benefits and a pension that rewards years of hard work. I look forward to a united effort with the members that addresses the tough challenges ahead."

The Local represents studio drivers, location managers, casting directors, and other personnel. The election drew a 46% voter turnout.
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