State Bar Elections: Cast Your Ballots, Due by April 26
Voting in the State Bar of Wisconsin elections gives you a chance to have a say in setting the direction and policies of the State Bar. Look for your ballots in the mail. Here's what you need to know to cast your vote.
April 3, 2019 – This month, State Bar of Wisconsin members will elect a president-elect, a treasurer, a Judicial Council representative, district governors, and division officers and board members.
State Bar election ballots were mailed the week of Monday, April 1, 2019. They need to be returned by April 26 to be counted in this year’s elections.
“The State Bar’s Board of Governors influences the future of the State Bar as well as sets its policy direction,” says State Bar Past President Paul Swanson. “Your vote for these candidates will make a difference in the future of your practice and your profession.”
The winning candidates assume their offices July 1. For general information on State Bar elections, see the elections page on WisBar.org.
Get to Know State Bar President-elect, Treasurer, and Judicial Council Candidates
Board of Governors’ Election
The Board of Governors is the State Bar's policymaking body. Governors serve two-year terms.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15 will elect governors in 2019. District 2 (Milwaukee) elects seven; District 9 (Dane) elects three; and all other districts elect one.
See the district map to find your district.
Get to Know the Candidates for the Board of Governors
The Board of Governors’ candidates represent a wide variety of experience and practice areas. By district, the candidates are:
District 1 (one vacancy)
District 2 (seven vacancies)
- Kori L. Ashley, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee, U.W. 2012
- Christopher K. Flowers, Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee, Marquette 2014
- Margaret W. Hickey, Becker, Hickey & Poster SC, Milwaukee, U.W. 1986
- Rochelle Johnson-Bent, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee, U.W. 2010
- Lisa M. Lawless, Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee, Indiana University-Bloomington 1992
- Odalo J. Ohiku, Law Office of Odalo J. Ohiku, Milwaukee, Marquette 2002
- Anthony J. Procaccio, Milwaukee, Marquette 2013
- Gretchen G. Rosenke, Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, Milwaukee, Marquette 2003
- Mary L. Schanning, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, William & Mary 1997
- Amy E. Wochos, Milwaukee County Clerk of Courts, Milwaukee, U.W. 1996
District 3 (one vacancy)
District 5 (one vacancy)
- Danielle M. Kranz, Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, Sparta, William Mitchell 2009
- Craig R. Steger, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, Ave Maria School of Law 2005
District 6 (one vacancy)
- John P. Macy, Municipal Law & Litigation Group SC, Waukesha, Marquette 1980
District 7 (one vacancy)
- Bradley A. Yanke, Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla LLP, Steven Point, Marquette 2011
District 9 (three vacancies)
- Corey G. Lorenz, Habush Habush & Rottier SC, Madison, DePaul 2011
- Sam Wayne, Wayne Law SC, Madison, U.W. 2009
- Katie R. York, State Public Defenders Office, Madison, Golden Gate University 2006
District 11 (one vacancy)
District 13 (one vacancy)
District 15 (one vacancy)