Local 476 electsTom Glynn as union president

LOCAL 476’S ELECTION OF OFFICERS retained Mark Hogan as business agent of the 800-member union for a second term, and voted in three new officers, president Tom Glynn, who replaces Dick Oakes. Bradley Mattys, recording secretary, replacing Dennis de la Mata and Patrick McGee a new executive board member.

Hogan said more than 50% of the membership voted, returning 407 ballots out of 760 mailed in October to members eligible to vote. Ballots were counted Dec. 14.

The new officers will serve a three-year term. For Hogan, serving a second term as business manager, this election will mark his 30th year as a Local 476 officer. He joined the union 35 years ago when he was 19, the grandson, son and nephew of 476 members.

COMPOSER JOHN OVNICK produced four tunes for the new animated movie, “Hoodwinked, Too: Hood vs. Evil,” being released nationally Jan. 15 by the Weinstein Co. “I worked on the music with one of my long-time artists, Dan Myers, who also sang and wrote on the project,” says Ovnick. The movie is about teenaged Red Riding Hood who joins with the Wolf to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel. Some of the character voices by Hayden Panettiere, Bill Murray, Amy Poehler, Joan Cusack and Wayne Newton.

SO, YOU THINK YOU CAN COOK. Gordon Ramsay’s “MasterChef” show will audition in Chicago Jan. 23, in search of non-professional budding chefs, passionate foodies, dinner party hosts and the like. If you or someone you know qualifies, Email

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