2017 Board of Governors Elections

And the Results are In...

The winners of the 2017 Board of Governors district elections are:

District 3: Kyle Sciuchetti

District 6: Brian Tollefson

District 7-N: Paul Swegle

District 8: Kim Hunter 

Congratulations to our new governors! Their three-year terms begin Oct. 1, 2017.

If you have questions about the district elections, please email barleaders@wsba.org or call Pam Inglesby at 206-727-8226.

At-Large Position

One of the three at-large positions is open in 2017. 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 an active attorney 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.” This position is elected by the Board of Governors. Learn more about what is involved in serving on the Board of Governors.

Nominations for the at-large position are now open. The deadline is 5 p.m. PST on April 20, 2017. To nominate yourself or another WSBA member, complete the nomination form and return it as directed on the form. Candidate interviews and the election will take place at the Board of Governors meeting scheduled for May 18-19, 2017, in Seattle. Nominees generally (but are not required to) submit additional materials for the Board of Governor's consideration, including a cover letter, resume, or letters of support. Additional materials must be received by the WSBA's Office of the Executive Director by May 3, 2017.

Questions about the at-large position should be directed to diversity@wsba.org.

Introducing Our New Governors

District 3

Kyle D. Sciuchetti

Kyle D. Sciuchetti
I have been a member of the WSBA for over 20 years and am currently in private practice with the law firm of Bullivant Houser Bailey PC. I’ve served on the WSBA Legislative Committee for many years, most recently as Chair. I’m the immediate past President/Chair of the Clark County Food Bank and serve on the board of directors for the Humane Society of Southwest Washington.
I am interested in representing District 3 and Southwest Washington on the Board of Governors in order to improve the delivery of services to its members and promote an efficient and cost effective organization.

District 6

Brian M. Tollefson

Brian M. Tollefson
I would like to promote the expansion of programs for access to justice for all; to support innovative and affordable CLE programs sponsored by WSBA; to advocate for improved efficiencies in WSBA’s administration to maintain affordable bar dues; to participate in developing new strategies for encouraging mentorship and voluntarism in the retiring attorneys and judges for WSBA’s future.
CV: 1976 JD from Willamette University College of Law; Masters in Judicial Studies, University of Nevada at Reno (2009). Pierce County Superior Court Judge, 1989-2016; Kane, Vandeberg Law Firm, 1979-1988; Law Clerk, Justice Charles T. Wright, 1976- 1979.

District 7-North

Paul Swegle

Paul Swegle
Throughout my career I have donated countless hours to provide educational, professional development and networking opportunities for all WSBA members. I chair the Corporate Counsel Section, serve on the Business Law Section’s Securities Law Committee and previously served on the Rules of Professional Conduct Committee. In 2016 I was one of five Section Leaders elected by fellow Section Leaders to serve on the Sections Policy Workgroup and successfully intervened to protect the Sections from numerous harmful policy proposals. As Governor, I would ensure that Member and Section interests are better represented and advocate for improved governance practices and decision making. 

District 8

Kim E. Hunter

Kim E. Hunter
I attended Gonzaga University Law;  on the President’s Ethics Committee, co-founded the Student Animal Defense League, and participated in the Innocence project and Restorative Justice program.
Currently I am the chair-elect for the Criminal Law Section of the Bar and participated in the the Board of Governors work group to insure that the rights and policies of the WSBA sections were considered and that the section governance was heard.
I have a strong belief that the members of the WSBA be heard and that the organization work for its members with absolute transparency. I will work towards that goal.


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