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Ron Morgan Reelected AFTRA LA President

Voting Held for Local Officers, Local
and National Board Members, and Convention Delegates

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 22, 2007)--Actor Ron Morgan has been re-elected President of AFTRA Los Angeles and will begin his new two-year term July 1. Unopposed in his bid for reelection, Mr. Morgan is also a member of the AFTRA Los Angeles Local Board and currently serves as a National Vice President. 

Also uncontested in their reelection for two-year terms as officers for AFTRA Los Angeles were First Vice President Susan Boyd Joyce, a singer; Lori Alan, an actor,  Second Vice President; Third Vice President Bobbie Bates, a dancer; Fourth VP Jason George, an actor; and actor Jay Gerber continues as Treasurer. Newly-elected to a two-year term as Recording Secretary was actress Patrika Darbo replacing Dan Navarro who did not seek reelection but will continue as a member of the AFTRA Boards.

Reelected to three-year terms on the Los Angeles Local Board were actors Lori Alan, Audrey Baranishyn, Matthew Kimbrough, and Bill Ratner; announcer John Harlan; dancer Sharon Ferguson; broadcasters Furnell Chatman and David Horowitz; singers Jon Joyce and Dan Navarro; stuntperson Nick Brett. Incoming Los Angeles Board members include actors Roxanna Cortes, Milo Edwards, Morgan Fairchild, Robert Pine, and Joan Pirkle.

National Board members from Los Angeles reelected to four-year terms include actors Andrew Caple-Shaw, Patrika Darbo, Jason George, and Sumi Haru; dancer Sharon Ferguson; singers Linda Harmon Jon Joyce, and Dan Navarro; and stuntperson Nick Brett. Newly-elected to the National Board are actors Audrey Baranishyn, Bonnie Bartlett, Frances Fisher, and Bill Ratner.

191 Los Angeles Delegates to AFTRA's 70th Anniversary National Convention were also elected. This year's Convention will be held July 19 - 21, 2007, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

All Local Officer and Board terms begin July 1. National Board terms begin at the conclusion of this summer's Convention.

A total of 2,078 valid ballots were received in the AFTRA Los Angeles election. 

Voting in the AFTRA New York local election is still open with ballots due by 5 pm May 25; results will be available after the ballots are counted on May 29.


About AFTRA:

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO, are the people who entertain and inform America. More than 70,000 professional performers, broadcasters, and recording artists are moving forward together through AFTRA to protect and improve their jobs, lives, and communities. AFTRA members embrace change in society—from new culture to new technology—and incorporate change in their work and craft. In 32 Locals across the country, AFTRA members work as actors, journalists, dancers, singers, announcers, hosts, comedians, disc jockeys, and other performers across the media industries including television, radio, cable, sound recordings, music videos, commercials, audio books, non-broadcast industrials, interactive games, the Internet, and other digital media. Visit AFTRA at