• Friday, May. 13, 2022
Baird B. Steptoe Sr. elected national president of International Cinematographers Guild
Baird B. Steptoe Sr.
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The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) has released the preliminary results of its national elections. The 9,000+ member union has elected 1st camera assistant Baird B. Steptoe Sr. to a three-year term as national president, it was announced by Peter Hawkins, chair of the Guild’s Election Committee. Steptoe currently serves as second national vice president and has been a long-time member of Local 600’s National Executive Board.

The Local 600 Election results are not final until the Election Committee’s report has been reviewed and accepted by the National Executive Board at its next meeting to be held on June 18-19.

The independent company hired to conduct the electronic election reported that based on the tentative results, approximately 32.4% of eligible voters cast a ballot. The tentative vote tally results for the office of President were: Baird B. Steptoe Jr. with 1,106 votes followed by Jamie Silverstein with 909, Diane Farrington with 416 and Casey Shaw with 121.

The membership also elected Chris Silano as national VP based in the New York City Area, Deborah Lipman as first national VP based in the Central Region, and Mark Weingartner as second national VP based in Southern California. In addition, incumbent Stephen Wong was re-elected national secretary-treasurer, also based in Los Angeles. Patrick Quinn was elected national assistant secretary-treasurer based in New York and Betsy Peoples was elected national sergeant-at-arms based in the Central Region.

Elections were also held for financial trustees, the National Executive Board and delegates to the IATSE International and District Conventions.

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