April 20, 2022 – The State Bar of Wisconsin election closes at noon Central time, April 22, 2022. Members will elect a president-elect, a secretary, a Judicial Council representative, district governors, and division and section officers and board members. State Bar election ballots were emailed to members the second week in April.
The winning candidates take office 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, Secretary, and Judicial Council Candidates
Candidates for the State Bar Board of Governors
The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors (board) sets the organization’s 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 representatives during April. Board representatives, elected in 16 districts, govern State Bar policies and strategic priorities. Governors serve two-year terms.
District 2 (Milwaukee) will elect five governors. District 6 (Waukesha) will elect two. District 9 (Dane County) will elect four. Members will elect one governor in all other districts in play.
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
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
elections information on 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 the candidates, see the
section elections page on WisBar.org.
Find out about other State Bar
leadership opportunities through divisions, sections, and committees.