Ken Howard will seek re-election to SAG-AFTRA’s top post. Howard was first elected president of SAG in 2009, won re-election in 2011, and after SAG and AFTRA merged, was elected president of the merged union.
“I love my work – both as an actor and as SAG-AFTRA president,” he said in a statement. “But while entertainment and media have always been tough businesses, they are uniquely challenging today. Despite countless jobs being created in seemingly endless new ways, performers have to work harder than ever to make ends meet. For many, it’s a real struggle. It’s my mission to make sure SAG-AFTRA protects our members’ ability to do the work they love and to build their lives around it. This matters a great deal to me personally. These are not just my fellow members; they’re my colleagues and friends. I know we will prevail because we’ve got amazing talent fighting on our side, and I’m eager to continue leading that charge.”