2015 Board of Governors Elections

Five positions on the WSBA Board of Governors (BOG) are up for election in 2015. These are the governors representing the 1st, 4th, 5th and 7-South congressional districts, and an at-large position representing new and young lawyers. The three-year term of office begins Sept. 19, 2015.

District election results

WSBA members in districts 1, 4, 5 and 7S voted between March 16 and April 15. The results of these elections are as follows:

District 1

  • Peter H. Arkison - 19.62%
  • Stephen Frost - 31.96% (withdrew from runoff)
  • Kim Risenmay - 48.42% - WINNER

District 4 - runoff required (see below)

  • Douglas E. McKinley, Jr. - 40.93% (runoff candidate)
  • William D. Pickett - 39.86% (runoff candidate)
  • J.J. Sandlin - 19.22%

District 5 - runoff required (see below)

  • Mark Casey - 30.99% (runoff candidate)
  • Angela M. Hayes - 37.86% (runoff candidate)
  • Ed Johnson - 15.34%
  • Gloria Ochoa - 15.81%

District 7S

  • James K. Doane - 54.14% - WINNER
  • George S. Lundin - 23.69%
  • Elizabeth Rene - 22.17% 

Runoff elections

Per the WSBA Bylaws, runoff elections will be held for the District 4 and 5 positions because none of the candidates received over 50% of the vote. Voting will begin on May 1 and end at 5 p.m. PST on May 15. (A runoff was also scheduled for District 1, but one of the candidates subsequently withdrew.)

The WSBA uses an electronic voting system, and eligible voters with a valid email address on file with the WSBA will be emailed a link to their electronic ballot on May 1. Voters who do not receive their electronic ballot may request a replacement by emailing the WSBA Service Center at questions@wsba.org after May 1 and before May 15.

Paper ballots will be mailed on May 1 to voters who do not have a valid email address on file with the WSBA. Voters who receive an electronic ballot may request a paper ballot instead by emailing questions@wsba.org before May 7. Paper ballots must be received by the WSBA by 5 p.m. on May 15.

Voter eligibility: Active members in Attorney status are eligible to vote in the congressional district in which they resided on March 1, 2015. Out-of-state 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.

Your district is listed next to your home address in myWSBA under "My Contact Info," or you can click on the Washington State Legislature website, enter your home address (or, if you live out-of-state, your agent-of-service address), choose "Congressional," click on "Find My District," then click on the map next to the symbol marking your address.

Meet the Candidates

Click on the candidate's name for a brief biography. Candidate statements will be included on the runoff ballots.

District 4:

District 5:

Biographical statements for district candidates

Douglas E. McKinley, Jr., Richland

Doug McKinley has practiced law for 24 years in Eastern Washington and in various federal courts across the United States. He is admitted and has practiced before the Eastern and Western Federal District Courts in Washington, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Claims, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to trial and appellate work, he has previously served as general counsel for businesses in Central Washington ranging from small, high-tech startups to his role as senior intellectual property counsel with the region’s largest employer, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

William D. Pickett, Yakima

I was born and raised in Yakima. I received my law degree from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1997; I also received a LL.M degree from Temple University in 2007. I am also a graduate of the Trial lawyers College in Dubois, WY. My practice involves Civil Rights/Police Misconduct and Personal Injury. I have been married to Laura for 25 years. We have three children; Jack, Grant and Maddie. It is my desire to be constantly growing as a lawyer and human being. I’d be honored to represent all members of the 4th Congressional District.

Mark Casey, Spokane

1975-1979 Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

1979-1980 Assistant Attorney General – Department of Labor and Industries

1980-present Private practice representing injured workers, family law, criminal defense and personal injury.

In the mid ninety’s I served six years on the Board of Trustees of the Spokane County Bar Association culminating as president in 1998-1999. Over the years I have served on several WSBA Boards and Committees, twice serving on the Judicial Recommendation Committee.

In addition to my Bar Association activities, I have served on several community boards and commissions including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Spokane Park Board and the Spokane Regional Sports Commission.

I have no set agenda with regard to my service on the Board of Governors and would only hope to work with my fellow governors to serve the needs of the profession.

Angela M. Hayes, Spokane

Angela Hayes has served as in-house legal counsel for Associated Industries in Spokane since 2009, where among other things, she provides training and advising on a variety of employment and labor related issues. Prior to joining the Association, Ms. Hayes was a managing principal at Randall|Danskin where her practice emphasized medical negligence defense. A Spokane native, Ms. Hayes earned her undergraduate degrees in English and Communication (U of W), and a bachelor of science in Nursing (WSU). She graduated summa cum laude from Gonzaga Law School in 1998. Ms. Hayes has served on the WSBA Board of Bar Examiners since 2003 and was a Spokane County Bar trustee from 2003-2005 and 2009-2011.

At-large seat for new and young lawyers

Per WSBA Bylaws, the Young Lawyers Committee will nominate two or more candidates who will be young lawyers as defined in Section XII of the WSBA Bylaws at the time of the election. The new and young lawyers at-large governor will be elected by the BOG at its June 12, 2015, meeting in Wenatchee.The deadline to run for the new and young lawyer at-large position was April 17, 2015.






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