State Bar Elections: Cast Your Ballots by Email, Respond by April 23
Voting in the State Bar of Wisconsin elections gives you 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.
April 7, 2021 – This month, State Bar of Wisconsin members elect a president-elect, a treasurer, a Judicial Council representative, district governors, and division and section officers and board members.
State Bar election ballots are emailed by the second week in April. The election closes at noon Central time, April 23, 2021.
The winning candidates assume their offices July 1. For general information on State Bar elections, see the elections page on WisBar.org.
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Get to Know State Bar President-elect, Treasurer, and Judicial Council Candidates
Look for Your Email Ballot
All State Bar elections (including for State Bar divisions and sections) are being held via an electronic ballot in 2021.
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Paper ballots were mailed in early April to State Bar members with no email address on file.
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 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.
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)
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.