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.
For more information on any of the below, contact Pam Inglesby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-727-8226.
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.
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These positions will be elected by their peers. 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. The WSBA will use 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 will be sent on March 14 and must be received by 5 p.m. PDT on April 15. Paper ballots for district elections will be mailed on March 14 and must be received by 5 p.m. PDT on April 15.
You can find biographical information provided by the candidates on our Meet the Candidates page.
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.
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 email@example.com or 206-733-5952.
Information about the Board candidates from the 3rd, 6th and 7thN districts.
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