Former LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE star Melissa Gilbert has been re-elected as president of the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD - her second term after winning a bitter battle for the post two years ago.

Gilbert received 15,670 votes out of 31,640 cast, winning by 2,428 votes over SAG treasurer Kent McCord. Also running was guild activist GORDON Drake.

Gilbert says, "The margin was very slim. These were two active and informed candidates. I really thought it was up in the air and would be down to the wire, and it was."

Gilbert first ran against RHODA actress Valerie Harper in 2001. While Gilbert won that race, a second vote was called after questions arose over the handling of ballots. Gilbert won the second vote in March 2002.

Gilbert adds, "I'm just glad that I don't have to go up there and clean out my office."

25/09/2003 02:14