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

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 - 46.84%)
  • William D. Pickett - 39.86% (runoff candidate - 53.16%) - WINNER
  • J.J. Sandlin - 19.22%

District 5 - runoff required (see below)

  • Mark Casey - 30.99% (runoff candidate - 44.93%)
  • Angela M. Hayes - 37.86% (runoff candidate - 55.07%) - WINNER
  • 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 were held in Districts 4 and 5 because none of the candidates received over 50% of the vote. Voting began on May 1 and ended at 5 p.m. PST on May 15. (A runoff was also scheduled for District 1, but one of the candidates subsequently withdrew.)

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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As of January 23, 2015

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