Updated: Nov. 20, 2020

Board of Governors Elections

Board of Governors Member At-Large Governor Position

The Washington State Bar Association will be conducting an election to fill a vacancy for one at-large governor position. Candidates will be determined by the WSBA Diversity Committee. Pursuant to the WSBA Bylaws, "the Diversity Committee shall forward at least three candidates who have the experience and knowledge of the needs of those members whose membership is or may be historically underrepresented in governance, or who represent some of the diverse elements of the public of the State of Washington, to (make) the Board of Governors a more diverse and representative body. Underrepresentation and diversity is based on, but not limited to, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, geography, areas and types of practice, and years of membership; no single factor will be determinative. 

Eligibility

Pursuant to the WSBA Bylaws, "any Active member of the Bar, except a person who has previously served as a governor for more than 48 months, may be nominated or apply. Members who have served as an at-large governor for more than 48 consecutive months at time of filing or application are not eligible to be nominated or apply for election or appointment as governor from the congressional district, an at-large governor position or geographic regions within the 7th Congressional District, or in which such person resides, for a period of 36 months after the conclusion of that term of service." Find your district in myWSBA or by consulting this map.

Term

Begins soon after election through to Sept. 30, 2023. 

Candidate Information

Visit the Meet the Candidates page to learn more about the four candidates to placed on the ballot. All candidates were interviewed and put forth by the WSBA Diversity Committee as required by the WSBA Bylaws.

Upcoming Election – Watch Your Inbox! 

  • Election Begins December 1
    Members eligible to vote will receive an individual electronic ballot. 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 13(f) or, if specifically designated to the executive director, within the district of their primary Washington practice. Members will not receive a paper ballot unless requested. Email ballots will be sent on Dec. 1 and must be received by 5 p.m. PST on Dec. 15.
  • Jan. 14-15, 2021:
    WSBA Board of Governors Meeting and Swearing-In Ceremony for New Governor
    The newly elected governor is required to complete a New Governor Orientation to be scheduled at an agreeable date and time in January 2021. 

Questions

Please contact Volunteer Engagement Advisor Paris Eriksen for any questions.