Madison, WI – Paul Swanson of Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott, Oshkosh, won the race for State Bar of Wisconsin president-elect on Friday, defeating John Danner of Harrold, Scrobell & Danner S.C., Minoqua, by a vote of 2616 to 2274.
Swanson’s term begins July 1 when Francis Deisinger, Milwaukee, succeeds Ralph Cagle, Madison, as State Bar president.
"I am honored at the privilege the voting members have bestowed me with the election to this office," Swanson said. “I will use every effort to encourage the delivery of value to the members for their dues and strive to make our State Bar more self-sufficient as well as efficient in its operations. I also hope to address the longstanding problems related to the funding or delivery of services to those in the state of Wisconsin that need them – both civil and criminal.”
For more information contact Katie Stenz, public relations coordinator, State Bar of Wisconsin. She can be reached at org kstenz wisbar wisbar kstenz org, or by phone at (608) 250-6025.
In other State Bar races, Mary Lynne Donohue of Sheboygan was elected to a two-year term as secretary, defeating Ann I. Brandau of Brandau & Waltz Law Offices LLP, La Crosse, by 2,535 votes to 2,007.
Sherry Coley of Green Bay won a three-year term as Judicial Council representative.
Those elected to serve two-year terms as district representatives on the State Bar Board of Governors are:
Karen Marie Bauer, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc., Milwaukee
Andrew J. Chevrez, Milwaukee
Jill M. Kastner, Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc., Milwaukee
Randy L. Nash, O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee
Amy E. Wochos, Milwaukee County Courthouse, Milwaukee
Jeffrey R. Wisnicky, Kewaunee County Corporation Counsel, Kewaunee
Kimberly K. Haines, Waukesha County Corporation Counsel, Waukesha
Timothy T. Kay, Kay & Kay Law Firm, Brookfield
Deanne M. Koll, Bakke Norman S.C., Menomonie
Kathleen Chung, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Madison
Catherine Dorl, State Public Defenders Office, Madison
Christopher B. Hughes, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Madison
Christopher E. Rogers, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Madison
Charles Stertz, Outagamie County District Attorneys Office, Appleton
Kelly J. Mattingly, State Public Defenders Office, Janesville
Byron B. Conway, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Green Bay
Amanda J. Ley, State Public Defenders Office, Wausau
All terms begin on July 1.