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

District election results

WSBA members in district 3, 6 and 7N voted between March 14 and April 15. The results of these elections are as follows:

District 3

  • Jill Karmy 69.42% — winner
  • Rick McLeod 30.58%

District 6 — run-off required (see below)

  • Andrew Bergh 14.08%
  • Keith Black 40.24% (run-off candidate)
  • Ken Henrikson 3.02%
  • Blake Kremer 25.55 % (run-off candidate)
  • Paul Richmond 17.10%

District 7N — run-off required (see below)

  • Ann Danieli 46.60% (run-off candidate)
  • Jill Malat 48.97% (run-off candidate)
  • Benjamin Premack 4.42%

Run-off elections

Per the WSBA Bylaws, two run-off elections will be held for the District 6 and District 7N positions because none of the candidates received over 50% of the vote. Voting will begin on April 30 and close at 5 p.m. on May 14. The WSBA uses an electronic voting system, and members with email addresses on file with the WSBA will be emailed a link to their electronic ballot on April 30. Paper ballots will be mailed on April 30 to voters who do not have an email address on file with the WSBA. Paper ballots must be returned by 5 p.m. on May 14. Members who receive an electronic ballot may request a paper ballot by emailing barleaders@wsba.org.

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. The deadline for applying was April 8. The following candidates will be interviewed in person at the BOG meeting:

  • Jean Bouffard
  • Roberto Castro
  • Stephania Denton
  • Andrea Jarmon
  • Nikolay Kvasnyuk

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.” 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

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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