March 17, 2021 – In April, State Bar of Wisconsin members will vote on who will represent them on the State Bar’s Board of Governors, the State Bar's policymaking body. Governors serve two-year terms. Your vote for these candidates will make a difference in the future of your practice and your profession.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15 will elect governors in 2021. District 2 (Milwaukee) elects seven, District 9 (Dane) elects three, and all other districts elect one. View the District Map.
Who Else Is Running? Get to Know the State Bar Officer Candidates
For more information on the 2021 State Bar elections, visit the Elections page.
Candidates for the Board of Governors
Meet the State Bar Board of Governors’ candidates for two-year terms that begin July 1, 2021. Together, they represent a diversity of practice areas as well as years in practice, and come from across the state. By district, the candidates are:
District 1 (one vacancy)
District 2 (seven vacancies)
- Elisabeth Townsend Bridge, SmithAmundsen LLC, Milwaukee, University of Nebraska 1981
- Catarina A. Colón, Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee, U.W. 2019
- Jennifer L. Johnson, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc, Milwaukee, Indiana University 2014
- Rochelle Johnson-Bent, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, U.W. 2010
- Thomas J. Pienkos, SmithAmundsen LLC, Milwaukee, U.W. 1999
- Amber Raffeet August, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc, Milwaukee, U.W. 2013
- Mary L. Schanning, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, William & Mary 1997
District 3 (one vacancy)
District 5 (one vacancy)
- Emily G. Loe, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, Marquette 2019
District 6 (one vacancy)
- John P. Macy, Municipal Law & Litigation Group SC, Waukesha, Marquette 1980
District 7 (one vacancy)
District 9 (three vacancies)
District 11 (one vacancy)
District 13 (one vacancy)
District 15 (one vacancy)
Vote in April: Look for Your Email Ballot
All State Bar elections (including for State Bar divisions and sections) will be held via an electronic ballot in 2021. Ballots are emailed by the second week in April, and the election closes at noon Central Time on April 23, 2021.
To ensure you receive your State Bar election ballot, add firstname.lastname@example.org 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 7, 2021.
State Bar Officer Elections
State Bar members will elect a president-elect, treasurer, 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 division elections and the candidates, see divisions elections information in the divisions page on WisBar.org.
State Bar Section Elections
Members of the nine State Bar sections with contested elections will elect officers and directors for the upcoming term. For more information on section candidates, see the section elections page on WisBar.org.
Find out about other State Bar leadership opportunities through divisions, sections, and committees.