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90210 Star re-elected as SAG President in a landslide

Best known as Andrea Zuckerman, the school paper editor on Beverly Hills 90210, Gabrielle Carteris was re-elected as president of the SAG-AFTRA. Better known as the actors guild.  The union that makes sure actors have health insurance, safe work environments and other umbrella issues in the work force.

Results were announced Thursday evening by the performers union, which sent out about 144,000 ballots to members with 28,988 voting.

Carteris, who was named by the national board last year to replace Ken Howard, fended off spirited challenges from national board member Esai Morales, stuntman Pete Antico, and independents Robert B. Martin, Jr. and Marilyn Monrovia.

Carteris received 14,674 votes, with Morales receiving 8,145 votes and Antico taking 4,114 votes. Martin received  1,207 votes and Monrovia took 715. Austin also had an easy victory with 15,312 votes while challengers Jason George received 10,953 votes and Chuck Slavin received 2,248 votes.

 The campaign for the presidency was particularly acrimonious with allegations of election fraud, mishandling of the recent contract negotiations, and issues arising from the 2012 SAG-AFTRA merger and the 2000 commercials strike.

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