Updated: April 27, 2020

Board of Governors Elections

Five positions on the WSBA Board of Governors are up for election in 2020. The open positions represent Congressional districts 3, 6, 7-North and 8, as well as one at-large seat. The Board will also choose a president-elect.

District Elections

Nine WSBA members applied to run for district seats on the Board of Governors.

In District 8, Brent Williams-Ruth, the only candidate, has been declared the winner. Congratulations, Brent!

In District 6, Brett Purtzer won the general election that ended on April 1. Congratulations, Brett!

In District 3, Lauren Boyd won the runoff election that ended on April 16. Congratulations, Lauren!

In District 7-North, Matthew Dresden won the runoff election that ended on April 16. Congratulations, Matthew!

At-Large and President-Elect Positions

The At-Large governor and President-Elect will be elected by the Board of Governors at its June 11-12, 2020 meeting in Bellingham (rescheduled from May 14-15). Under WSBA’s Bylaws, the purpose of the At-Large board 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 application deadline was April 20, 2020. The following applications were received. Letters of support or other comments to be shared with the Board of Governors should be emailed to barleaders@wsba.org by May 27, 2020. Letters and comments will be included in the public meeting materials for the Board's June 11-12, 2020 meeting.


At-Large Governor: