WGAW announces board candidates

Ballots will be counted Sept. 23

A total of 19 candidates are vying for eight seats on the WGA West's board of directors.

To introduce the candidates to members, the WGAW will host a "Candidates Night" town hall forum Sept. 3 at the guild's headquarters in Los Angeles.

Members will receive a ballot package that will include candidate statements, rebuttals and the ballot.

Ballots can be mailed in or cast at the WGAW's annual membership meeting Sept. 22 and will be counted Sept. 23.

The candidates include five incumbants: Aaron Mendelsohn, Mark Gunn, David A. Goodman, John F. Bowman and Kathy Kiernan. The remaining candidates are: Howard Michael Gould, Tim Day, Timothy J. Lea, Bernard Lechowick, Aaron Solomon, Mick Betancourt, Karen Harris, Kat Smith, Howard Kuperberg, Kevin Droney, Ashley Gable, Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, Katherine Fugate and Luvh Rakhe.