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  • WisBar News
    January 27, 2017

    State Bar Elections
    Candidates Announced for State Bar President-elect, Treasurer, and Judicial Council Positions

    The 2017 State Bar of Wisconsin officer candidates represent areas inside and outside of Wisconsin, from Minoqua to Milwaukee, and from Madison to Mount Vernon, Virginia.

    Christopher Rogers 

    Christopher E. Rogers

    Jon Axelrod

    Jon P. Axelrod

    John Danner  

    John Danner

    Daniel Rinzel  

    Daniel F. Rinzel

    William Gleisner  

    William C. Gleisner

    Andrew Chevrez  

    Andrew J. Chevrez

    Jan. 27, 2017 – Christopher E. Rogers and Jon P. Axelrod have accepted nominations to run for 2017 State Bar of Wisconsin president-elect. The president-elect serves a one-year term before becoming president.

    Rogers is with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Madison; and Axelrod is with DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., Madison.

    The nominees for treasurer are John Danner, Harrold, Scrobell & Danner S.C., Minoqua; and Dan Rinzel, Redmon, Peyton & Braswell LLP, Mount Vernon, Virginia. The treasurer serves a two-year term.

    The candidates for Judicial Council representative are William C. Gleisner III, Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice S.C., Milwaukee; and Andrew Chevrez of Milwaukee. The Judicial Council representative serves three years.

    Nomination Committee members, appointed by State Bar President Fran Deisinger for the State Bar’s April 2017 election cycle, are: State Bar President-elect Paul Swanson (chair, Oshkosh); Dist. 8 Gov. Deanne Koll (Menomonie); and attorneys Laura Skilton Verhoff (Madison), Thomas Schwaba (Marinette), and Steven DeVougas (Milwaukee). The committee nominates members to run for the State Bar officer positions.

    State Bar members can also run for an officer position by filing a petition signed by 100 active State Bar members. Nominations should be sent to Jan Marks by Feb. 1, 2017. For a petition, contact Jan Marks at (608) 250-6106, or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6106.

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