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    State Bar Elections: Cast Your Ballots by Email, Respond by April 24

    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 to come via email this year. Here's what you need to know to cast your vote.
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    April 1, 2020 – This month, State Bar of Wisconsin members elect a president-elect, a secretary, a Judicial Council representative, district governors, and division officers and board members.

    State Bar election ballots were emailed in the second week in April. The election closes at noon, April 24, 2020.

    The winning candidates assume their offices July 1. For general information on State Bar elections, see the elections page on

    Get to Know State Bar President-elect, Secretary, and Judicial Council Candidates

    Officer Candidates


    Cheryl Daniels
    Cheryl Furstace Daniels, Madison
    About | Q&A | com cheryldanielswisbar gmail Email
    Michael P. May
    Michael P. May, Madison
    About | Q&A | com mmay cityofmadison Email


    Kristen Hardy
    Kristen Hardy, Wauwatosa
    About | com hardy.kristen basco Email
    Chuck Stertz,
    Chuck Stertz,, Appleton
    About | wi Chuck.Stertz da gov Email

    Judicial Council

    William Gleisner
    William Gleisner, Waukesha
    About | net wgleisner sbcglobal Email
    John Orton
    John Orton, Mauston
    About | com jorton curranlawoffice Email

    Vote in April: Look for Your Email Ballot

    State Bar elections (including for State Bar divisions) are held via an electronic ballot in 2020. Ballots were emailed the second week in April, and the election closes at noon on April 24, 2020.

    Please note: If you have placed any holds on emails from the State Bar, you may not have received 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 were sent paper ballots. Paper ballots were mailed on April 8, 2020.

    Candidates for the State Bar Board of Governors

    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.

    The Board of Governors’ candidates represent a wide variety of experience and practice areas. By district, the candidates are:

    District 2 (five vacancies)

    District 4 (one vacancy)

    District 6 (two vacancy)

    District 8 (one vacancy)

    District 9 (four vacancies)

    District 10 (one vacancy)

    District 12 (one vacancy)

    District 14 (one vacancy)

    District 16 (one vacancy)


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