AFM Local 257 President Dave Pomeroy and Secretary-Treasurer Vince Santoro ran unopposed and were both re-elected by acclamation Nov. 5 at a nominations meeting that followed the fourth quarter membership meeting. Both meetings were held as virtual tele-conferences. Pomeroy will begin his fifth three-year term in office in January 2021, and Santoro will start his third term.
“I appreciate the confidence of our Local 257 members in our leadership, and I am honored to continue our mission — to ensure all musicians are respected and protected, now and in the future. This has been a difficult time for all us, but we will get through this together and be stronger for the experience,” Pomeroy said.
Santoro also commented on his re-election. “Thank you to the members of Local 257 for your support. Dave and I will continue to work to make sure our union is strong and ready for the challenges the next three years will bring,” Santoro said.
Also running unopposed and elected by acclamation were seven candidates for the seven-member Local 257 Hearing Board, two trustee candidates, and one candidate for Sergeant-at-Arms.
Nine nominees will vie for seven positions on the Local 257 Executive Board. They are: Casey Brefka, Rich Eckhardt, Jerry Kimbrough, Alison Prestwood, Laura Ross, Steven Sheehan, Biff Watson, Tom Wild, and Jonathan Yudkin. Ballots will be mailed to Local 257 members in the next few days, with a count of votes by the Local 257 Election Committee set for Dec. 2, 2020.
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