March 16, 2022 – In April, State Bar of Wisconsin members will vote for representatives on the State Bar’s Board of Governors, the organization'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 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, and 16 will elect governors in 2022. District 2 (Milwaukee) will elect five; District 6 (Waukesha) will elect two; District 9 (Dane County) will elect four; and all other districts will elect one.
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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 2022. Ballots are emailed by the second week in April, and the election closes at noon Central Time on April 22, 2022.
The State Bar has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the 2022 election. To ensure you receive your State Bar election email ballot, add
email@example.com as an approved sender in your inbox before April 1. This prevents the ballot from being identified as spam. If you do not receive your election email by April 8, 2022, contact
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, which will be mailed Wednesday, April 6, 2022.
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 division elections and the candidates, see
divisions elections information in the divisions page on WisBar.org.
State Bar Section Elections
Members of the seven 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.
Candidates for the Board of Governors
State Bar Board of Governors’ candidates for two-year terms that begin July 1, 2022. 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 2 (five vacancies)
Ryan M. Billings, Kohner, Mann & Kailas S.C., Milwaukee, Harvard Law School, 2004
Randal J. Brotherhood, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., Milwaukee, Washington University School of Law, 1981
Lisa M. Lawless, Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee, Indiana University-Bloomington Maurer School of Law, 1992
Felicia L. Owen, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Marquette University Law School, 2021
Nicholas C. Zales, Zales Law Office, Milwaukee, Marquette University Law School, 1989
District 4 (one vacancy)
Julie F. Stodolka, Plymouth, University of California-Los Angeles School of Law, 1987
District 6 (two vacancies)
Alexandra K. Evans, Hippenmeyer, Reilly, Blum, Schmitzer, Fabian & English S.C., Waukesha, Marquette University Law School, 2021
AnnMarie M. Sylla, Schott, Bublitz & Engel S.C., Waukesha, New England School of Law, 2013
District 8 (one vacancy)
Gregory J. Banchy, Banchy Law Center LLC, Eau Claire, Marquette University Law School, 1987
District 9 (four vacancies)
Elizabeth A. Fernandez, Wisconsin Education Association Council, Madison, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2001
C. Kai Hovden, DeWitt LLP, Madison, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2017
Mitch, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2003
Sarah A. Zylstra, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1998
District 10 (one vacancy)
Starlyn R. T. Miller, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Keshena, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2008
District 12 (one vacancy)
Shanna M. Sanders, State Public Defenders Office, Janesville, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2011
District 14 (one vacancy)
Rachel E. Maes, City of Green Bay, Hamline University School of Law, 2014
District 16 (one vacancy)
Lawrence J. Wiesneske, O'Melia, Schiek & McEldowney S.C., Rhinelander, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1982