Elections: Who Will Represent You on the State Bar Board of Governors?
With the April elections approaching, now is the time to learn about those candidates who are asking for your vote to lead the State Bar of Wisconsin as governors.
March 18, 2020 – The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors influence the future of the State Bar as well as set its policy direction. Your vote for these candidates will make a difference in the future of your practice and your profession.
State Bar members will elect Board of Governor representatives during April. The Board of Governors is the State Bar's policymaking body. Governors serve two-year terms.
Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 16 will elect governors in 2020. District 2 (Milwaukee) will elect five; District 6 (Waukesha) will elect two; District 9 (Dane) will elect four; and all other districts will elect one. See the district map to find your district, and see who is running.
Vote in April: Look for Your Email Ballot
All State Bar elections (including for State Bar divisions) will be held via an electronic ballot in 2020. Ballots are emailed by the second week in April, and the election closes at noon on April 24, 2020.
To ensure you receive your State Bar election ballot, add net noreply directvote directvote noreply net as an approved sender in your inbox sometime before April 1. This prevents the ballot from being identified as spam.
Please note: If you have placed any holds on emails from the State Bar, you may not receive an electronic ballot. Contact Customer Service at (800) 444-9404 to verify that your account is set up to receive your email ballot.
State Bar members with no email address on file will receive paper ballots. Paper ballots will be mailed on April 8, 2020.
State Bar Officer Elections
State Bar members will elect a president-elect, secretary, and Judicial Council representative. For more information, see the State Bar Officer Candidates page on WisBar.org.
State Bar Division Elections
Members of three State Bar divisions will elect officers and representatives for their division this spring. For more information on State Bar division elections and candidates, see the divisions’ elections area of the Divisions page on WisBar.org.
Find out about other State Bar leadership opportunities through divisions, sections, and committees.
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 2 (five vacancies)
- Ryan M. Billings, Kohner, Mann & Kailas SC, Milwaukee, Harvard Law School 2004
- Russell D. Bohach, Russell D. Bohach Attorney at Law, Wauwatosa, Marquette 1980
- Elizabeth K. Miles, Davis Kuelthau, s.c., Milwaukee, Marquette 2009
- Anna F.C. Muñoz, Brookdale Senior Living Inc, Milwaukee, Marquette 2005
- Krista G. LaFave Rosolino, Warshafsky, Rotter, Tarnoff & Bloch SC, Milwaukee, Tulane University School of Law 2013
- Nicholas C. Zales, Zales Law Office, Milwaukee, Marquette 1989
District 4 (one vacancy)
District 6 (two vacancy)
District 8 (one vacancy)
District 9 (four vacancies)
- Jeff A. Goldman, DeWitt LLP, Madison, UW 2002
- David M. Gorwitz, Neider & Boucher SC, Madison, UW 2005
- Mitch, UW Law School, Madison, UW 2003
- Patricia Epstein Putney, Bell Moore & Richter SC, Madison, Brooklyn Law School 1989
District 10 (one vacancy)
District 12 (one vacancy)
District 14 (one vacancy)
District 16 (one vacancy)