2015 Board of Governors Elections

Five positions on the WSBA Board of Governors (BOG) are up for election in 2015. These are the governors representing the 1st, 4th, 5th and 7-South congressional districts, and an at-large position representing new and young lawyers. The three-year term of office begins Sept. 19, 2015.

Eligibility

District positions:
Any active member except one previously elected to the BOG may be nominated or may self nominate and run for the office of governor from the congressional district in which the member is entitled to vote.

At-large position:
The Young Lawyers Committee shall nominate two or more candidates who will be young lawyers as defined in Section XII of the WSBA Bylaws at the time of the election.

Becoming a Candidate

To self-nominate and run for the BOG or to nominate another WSBA member, you must file a statement of interest and a biographical statement of 100 words or less. Please use the appropriate form below. The WSBA Executive Director must receive the forms for district races by 5 p.m. PST on Feb. 17, 2015. Note: Biographical statements of nominated candidates will be published in the April/May issue of NWLawyer. If you have questions, contact Sue Strachan at barleaders@wsba.org or 206-733-5903.

The deadline to run for the new and young lawyer at-large position is 5 p.m. PDT on April 17, 2015. The at-large governor for new and young lawyers will be elected by the BOG at its June 12, 2015, meeting in Wenatchee.

Learn more about what is involved in serving on the WSBA Board of Governors.

Participate in an informational conference call with a retiring BOG member. Email barleaders@wsba.org for call-in information.

  • Tues., Jan. 27, noon – with Gov. Ken Masters
  • Wed., Jan. 28, noon – with Gov. Barb Rhoads-Weaver
  • Wed., Jan. 28, 5 p.m. – with Gov. Jerry Moberg
  • Thurs., Jan. 29, 8 a.m. – with Gov. Paul Bastine
  • Thurs., Jan. 29, noon – with Gov. Robin Haynes

Voting

The four district-based positions are elected by their peers. Generally, a member is entitled to vote in the congressional district in which they reside. All out-of-state active WSBA members are eligible to vote in the district of the address of their agent within Washington for the purpose of receiving service of process as required by APR 5(f), or, if specifically designated to the executive director, within the district of their primary Washington practice. The WSBA will use an electronic voting system, and members with email addresses on file will not receive a paper ballot unless they request one. Email ballots will be sent on March 16, 2015, and must be received by 5 p.m. PDT on April 15, 2015. Paper ballots for district elections will be mailed on March 16, 2015, and must be received by 5 p.m. PDT on April 15, 2015.

Your district is listed next to your home address in myWSBA under "My Contact Info," or you can click on the Washington State Legislature website, enter your home address (or, if you live out-of-state, your agent-of-service address), choose "Congressional," click on "Find My District," then click on the map next to the symbol marking your address.

BOG Candidate Forum

A candidate forum is scheduled for Tuesday evening, March 3, 2015. All candidates for the four district seats are strongly encouraged to participate. Members are encouraged to attend and bring questions for the candidates. The forum will be webcast and accessible statewide for live viewing.

Bylaws

As of July 25, 2014

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