Elections: Who Will Represent You on the Board of Governors?
With the April elections approaching quickly, now is the time to get to know those candidates who are asking for your vote to lead the State Bar as governors.
March 15, 2017 – The State Bar’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 the practice of law in Wisconsin.
About the Election for the State Bar Board of Governors
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 2017. District 2 (Milwaukee) elects seven; District 9 (Dane) elects three; and all other districts elect one.
The State Bar will mail election ballots no later than April 14, 2017. They must be returned by April 28, 2017.
Not sure which district is yours? district map.
Candidates for the Board of Governors
You have a say in who will represent your district on the Board of Governors. Persons elected will take office July 1, 2017.
The Board of Governors’ candidates represent a wide variety of experience and practice areas. By district, the candidates are:
District 1 (one vacancy)
District 2 (seven vacancies)
- Kori L. Ashley, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee, U.W. 2012
- Daniel J. Blinka, Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee, U.W. 2009
- Gregg M. Herman, Loeb & Herman SC, Milwaukee, U.W. 1977
- Jennifer L. Johnson, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee, Indiana University 2014
- Lisa M. Lawless, Husch Blackwell LLP, Milwaukee, Indiana University-Bloomington 1992
- Odalo J. Ohiku, Law Office of Odalo J. Ohiku, Milwaukee, Marquette 2002
- Stacie H. Rosenzweig, Halling & Cayo SC, Milwaukee, Marquette 2009
- William F. Sulton, Peterson, Johnson & Murray SC, Milwaukee. U.W. 2008
- Amy E. Wochos, Milwaukee County Clerk of Courts, Milwaukee, U.W. 1996
- Nicholas C. Zales, Zales Law Office, Milwaukee, Marquette 1989
District 3 (one vacancy)
District 5 (one vacancy)
- Craig R. Steger, Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, La Crosse, Ave Maria School of Law 2005
District 6 (one vacancy)
- Daniel P. Fay, Oakton Avenue Law Offices SC, Pewaukee, Marquette 1977
District 7 (one vacancy)
- Bradley A. Yanke, Anderson, O'Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla LLP, Stevens Point, Marquette 2011
District 9 (three vacancies)
- Truscenialyn Brooks, Perkins Coie LLP, Madison, U.W. 2011
- Jeff A. Goldman, Dewitt Ross & Stevens SC, Madison, U.W. 2002
- Sam Wayne, Atty. Sam Wayne SC, Madison, U.W. 2009
- Katie R. York, State Public Defenders Office, Madison, Golden Gate University 2006
District 11 (one vacancy)
District 13 (one vacancy)
- Adam Y. Gerol, Ozaukee County District Attorneys Office, Port Washington, Drake University 1988
District 15 (one vacancy)
Get to Know State Bar President-elect, Treasurer, and Judicial Council Candidates
You decide who will lead and represent the State Bar in the coming years. The president-elect serves a one-year term before becoming president for a one-year term, then past-president for a one-year term. The president-elect serves a one-year term before becoming president. Persons elected take office July 1, 2017.
The candidates are:
State Bar President-elect:
State Bar Treasurer:
Judicial Council Representative:
To find out more about the candidates for State Bar president-elect, see “State Bar President-elect Candidates Pitch Ideas, Talk Value for Members,” InsideTrack, Feb. 15, 2017.