Gabrielle Carteris Re-Elected as SAG-AFTRA President

Former “Beverly Hills, 90210” actress is voted in as president, Jane Austin chosen as secretary-treasurer

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Former “Beverly Hills, 90210” actress Gabrielle Carteris has been re-elected as president of SAG-AFTRA, the union announced Thursday night.

Jane Austin was also voted in as secretary-treasurer, they will both serve two-year terms.

Out of 144,000 eligible voters, Carteris received 14,674 votes, with Esai Morales receiving 8,145 votes, Pete Antico receiving 4,114 votes, Robert B. Martin, Jr., receiving 1,207 votes and Marilyn Monrovia receiving 715 vote, according to a statement from SAG-AFTRA.

“I’m deeply humbled that our members have entrusted me with the privilege and honor of continuing to lead our great union,” Carteris said. “During the campaign I pledged to work every day to protect and empower our SAG-AFTRA members, and I will keep that commitment. I look forward to listening to all of our members, not just those who voted for me. We must continue to work together to truly realize our potential.”

In the race for secretary-treasurer, Austin was elected to the position with 15,312 votes, Jason George received 10,953 votes and Chuck Slavin received 2,248 votes.

“It is an honor to continue the work that has been set in motion, and to provide transparency in union activities in order to achieve many more future successes on your behalf,” she said.

Carteris was first elected SAG-AFTRA president in April 2016, and previously served as executive vice president from 2013-16. A fierce advocate for inclusion and equity for all, Carteris is a sought-after speaker and panelist on diversity topics and led the union’s fight to pass California’s “IMDb Law,” which helps mitigate rampant age discrimination in entertainment and other industries. In August 2016, she was also elected a vice president on the AFL-CIO’s executive council.