According to the AFM, Lee, a former pianist for the United States Marine Band, was overwhelmingly elected to his third term. He defeated Ed Ward, a trumpeter and the former president of Chicago's Local 10-208.
Florence Nelson, the union's secretary-treasurer, was unseated by Sam Folio, a union activist and former healthcare executive. Vice president Harold Bradley, a guitarist, was reelected, as was Bobby Herriot, the vice president from Canada.
The AFM represents players in orchestras throughout North America as well as pop and theatrical musicians.