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WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA WEST ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES FOR 2022 OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION
Writers Guild of America West’s Nominating Committee has announced the initial list of candidates for the 2022 WGAW Board of Directors election.
There are 18 candidates nominated to run for eight open seats on the Board of Directors as follows: Angelina Burnett, Robert H. Wolfe, Rich Talarico, Justin Halpern, Timothy Dowling, Tom O’Connor, Eric Haywood (inc.), Ryan Walls, Van Robichaux, Ashley Gable (inc.), David Schulner, Deric A. Hughes (inc.), Danny Tolli, John Rogers, Leah Folta, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Travis Donnelly (inc.), E. Nicholas Mariani (inc.).
Note: WGAW internal rules require candidates to be announced in an order determined by lot; (inc.) denotes an incumbent candidate.
In addition to the candidates selected by the Guild’s Nominating Committee, eligible members may also be nominated by petition. Members seeking nomination for the Board of Directors must obtain 15 member signatures in support of their petitions. The deadline for submitting signed petitions to the WGAW is Friday, July 22, 12:00 p.m. (PT). Members may submit online nomination petitions by visiting the members-only section of the Guild’s website: www.wga.org.
The WGAW will host a virtual Candidates Night forum, where Guild members may pose questions to the candidates, on Wednesday, August 31.
Guild members will receive voting materials, including links to candidate, non-candidate, and rebuttal statements, if any, on August 31. Candidates may distribute additional campaign materials at their own expense. The voting period concludes on Tuesday, September 20, at 12:00 p.m. (PT). Members may vote online or request a paper ballot to vote by mail. In accordance with labor law, proxy voting is not permitted.
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