WGA East elects 10 board members

444 ballots cast for six freelance seats, staff seats

Members of the WGA East elected 10 board members to its council Friday.

Six freelance seats and four open staff seats were up for grabs in the election, which garnered 444 valid ballots.

"Law & Order" scribe and incumbent Gina Gionfriddo was elected as a freelance member, receiving the highest vote count at 319. Also re-elected as freelance members were Walter Bernstein (260 votes), John Auerbach (240 votes), David Steven Cohen (236 votes) and Jeremy Pikser (195 votes.) Newcomer Jerome Coopersmith was also elected, receiving 196 votes.

Topping the votes for staff members on the council was newcomer Catherine Twohill, (245 votes) followed by incumbent Marianne Pryor (218 votes ) and newcomers Elizabeth Turrell (189) and Art Daley (174 votes).

The newly elected members begin immediately on their two-year term.