Updated: July 22, 2024

Board of Governors

Announcement: Special Election for District 5

Current District 5 Governor Francis Adewale was declared the winner for a second term as the District 5 Governor in March 2024. In May 2024, Governor Adewale was elected as the 2024-2025 President-elect. Governor Adewale has decided to resign from the District 5 position and the WSBA will be conducting a Special Election for this position. The term for this position will be effective immediately upon swearing-in through to September 2027.

More information will be published on August 1.

The WSBA Board of Governors focuses on policy, leadership, strategy, and oversight of the organization. Service on the Board requires vision, leadership, diplomacy, and passion in pursuit of the WSBA's mission to serve the public and the members of the WSBA, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession and to champion justice.


Governor Kari Petrasek has been elected by the Board of Governors to serve as the new WSBA Treasurer for the 2024-2025 fiscal year.

Additional election results are as follows: 

Francis Adewale has been elected as 2024-2025 President-elect.

Parvin Price has been elected as the new Governor of the Congressional District 1 position. 

Mary Rathbone has been declared the new Governor of the Congressional District 4 position.

Francis Adewale has been declared the new Governor of the Congressional District 5 position.

Alain Villeneuve has been elected as the new Governor of the Congressional District 7 South position.

Jordan Couch has been election as the new Governor At-Large representing young lawyers.  

Terms begin at conclusion of the Sept. 6-7, 2024 meeting of the Board of Governors.

2025 Election Information

The following positions will be open for interested applicants in early 2025.

  • District 1 (for two-year term)
  • District 2
  • District 9
  • District 10
  • Governor At Large
  • President-elect

More information will be posted online on Jan. 2, 2025. 


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Please contact Paris Eriksen, WSBA Volunteer Engagement Advisor, at parise@wsba.org or barleaders@wsba.org.

The WSBA values diversity and inclusion, and encourages Black, indigenous, and people of color; women; people from the LBGTQ communities; people with disabilities; and members of other groups who have been systemically oppressed to apply for our committees, boards, and panels.