Unopposed Winship Elected WGA East President

Schneider, Lee also get top guild posts.

Last Updated: September 18, 2009 @ 2:36 PM

Michael Winship, senior writer for "Bill Moyers Journal," has been re-elected to a second term as President of the WGAE. Bob Schneider, a television and screen writer, was re-elected to a second term as Vice President.

 

Gail Lee, a writer/producer at CBS News, was re-elected to her seventh term as Secretary-Treasurer. The terms begin immediately and run through September 2011.

 

Both Winship and Lee ran unopposed.

 

“I am honored to have been chosen by the members of the Writers Guild East to serve as their president," said Winship. "Many of the issues and problems we have addressed over the past two years continue, but within them are opportunities to continue growing our union.

 

There were 427 valid ballots cast in the election.

 

Bob Schneider received 230 votes (53.9%) versus vice presidential candidates Tom Phillips, who received 118 votes (27.6 %) and Ambrose J. Raftery, who received 39 votes (9.1%).