2014 Board of Governors Elections

Five positions on the WSBA Board of Governors are up for election in 2014. These are the governors representing the 3rd, 6th, 7thN and 8th congressional districts, and one at-large position. Voting is now underway for districts 3, 6 and 7N.

For more information on any of the below, contact Pam Inglesby at pami@wsba.org or 206-727-8226.

Eligibility and duties

Any active member except one previously elected to the Board of Governors 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. Any active member may be nominated or run for the at-large governor position.

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

3rd, 6th and 7thN district elections

These positions are elected by their peers. 

Eligibility to vote: Generally, a member is entitled to vote in the congressional district in which he or she resides. 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.

Voting process: The WSBA uses an electronic voting system, and members with email addresses on file with the WSBA will not receive a paper ballot unless they request one. Email ballots were sent on March 14 and must be received by 5 p.m. PDT on April 15. If you need a replacement, email barleaders@wsba.org. Paper ballots were mailed on March 14 to those who don't have email addresses on file with the WSBA. Other paper ballots will be mailed within a week after they are requested. All paper ballots must be received by 5 p.m. PDT on April 15


  • District 3: Jill Karmy, Rick McLeod
  • District 6: Andrew Bergh, Keith Black, Ken Henrikson, Blake Kremer, Paul Richmond
  • District 7N: Ann Danieli, Jill Malat, Benjamin Premack

You can find biographical information and photos provided by the candidates, as well as video from the WSBA Board of Governors Candidates Forum, on our Meet the Candidates page.

8th district position

Because no candidates filed for the 8th district position, it will be filled (per WSBA Bylaws) by the Board of Governors at its April 25-26 meeting in Moses Lake. If you are interested in being considered, please email (in PDF format) or mail a signed letter of application and resume by 5:00 p.m. on April 8 to Pam Inglesby or WSBA Office of the Executive Director, 1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle WA 98101. All candidates will be interviewed in person at the BOG meeting. 

At-large position

One of the three at-large positions on the WSBA Board of Governors is up for election. Under WSBA’s Bylaws, the purpose of this position is to increase diversity and representation on the Board, and the position is to be filled by a WSBA member who has “the experience and knowledge of the needs of those lawyers whose membership is or may be historically under-represented in governance, or who represents some of the diverse elements of the public of the State of Washington.” 

The Board of Governors will elect the at-large governor at their meeting on June 6, and the governor’s three-year term will start at the end of the September 18–19 BOG meeting. To apply, please email (in PDF format) or mail a signed letter of application and resume by 5:00 p.m. on April 18 to Pam Inglesby or WSBA Office of the Executive Director, 1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle WA 98101. The letter should include a statement addressing how you believe you meet the intent specified in the WSBA Bylaws, April VI(D)1. Letters of endorsement will be accepted through May 16, 2014. 

If you have questions, please contact WSBA Diversity Program Manager Joy Eckwood at joye@wsba.org or 206-733-5952.

2014 Meet the Candidates

Information about the Board candidates from the 3rd, 6th and 7thN districts.

WSBA Presidential Search

Learn how to apply for the position of WSBA president


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