Meet the Candidates


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Patti carr

Patti Carr has been a member of the WGA since 1997, working in TV comedy and drama as well as animation and feature films.  Her service to the WGA began in 2006, leading into the 2007 strike where she served as a Strike Captain and Picket Coordinator at Radford.  Since then, she has served on numerous committees including the Nomination Committee, Election Committee, Mentor Program, and judge for the Writer Access Project.  She has served as a Trustee on the Health and Pension Fund since 2011, and was on the Negotiating Committee in 2011 and 2017.  Elected to the WGA Board of Directors in 2017, she is currently working on the “Get Paid On Time” initiative, and on programs and policies with the Guild to address sexual harassment and all forms of discrimination in our industry.



Ashley Gable is not a serial killer, despite that photo. A recovering attorney, she began her Guild service in the 2007/8 strike as a picket coordinator at Fox. Since then she has served our Guild in numerous ways, including on the Political Action Committee Board and as a Director/Trustee of the Pension & Health Fund/Plan. Ashley has been a drama writer and member of the WGA since 1996.


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deric a. hughes

Deric A. Hughes, a former Marine, is a Co-Executive Producer/writer for television, video/mobile games, and comic books. His service with the Guild began before he was even a member, joining writers in solidarity to walk our picket lines during the 2007/2008 strike. Since becoming a full-fledged WGA member, he has served as a Show Captain and worked as a Contract Captain during our last negotiation, helping to get out the vote for our powerful 96.3% strike authorization.



David's involvement with the Guild began as a member of the Location Picket Team during the 2007/2008 strike. He has served as a Show Captain since 2009. In 2016, he joined the Diversity Action Group (now the Inclusion & Equity Committee) and became a Trustee of our Health and Pension Fund. This year, he helped found the Captains Enforcement Working Group and, with Patti Carr, was a driving force behind our TV "Get Paid On Time" initiative. He has been a proud union member since 1999 and a WGAW member since 2005.


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