Board of Governors Elections

There are contested Board of Governorsí elections in Districts 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

The contested district elections are as follows:

DISTRICT # # OF VACANCIES BOARD MEMBERS WHOSE TERMS EXPIRE PETITIONS FILED
4 1 Brian Francka Jason Paulsmeyer
Carla Holste
James R. McAdams
9 3
Hon. John F. Kintz
J. B. Lasater
Joan M. Swartz
Reuben A. Shelton*

J. B. Lasater
Matthew T. Schelp
Hon. John Kintz
Robert E. Jones
Joan M. Swartz
10 1

Brett W. Roubal

David Ransin
Wendy E. Garrison
John Price

11 3 Bevy A. Beimdiek
Mark H. Levison
Nancy R. Mogab


Bevy A. Beimdiek
Nancy R. Mogab
Michael Cherba
James Cantalin
Robert S. Kenney

12 4 P. John Brady**
Joel R. Elmer
Gregg F. Lombardi
Mira Mdivani


Joel Elmer
Amanda Ketchum
Mira Mdivani
Gregg F. Lombardi
Jonathan Sternberg

*Officer of The Missouri Bar and is automatically reelected to another term.
**Seat held by P. John Brady becomes vacant upon his becoming Immediate Past President.

Voting will not be necessary in 10 districts and three appellate districts where only one person is running for each vacancy or no vacancy exists. The uncontested nominees in these districts are:
DISTRICT # # OF VACANCIES BOARD MEMBERS WHOSE TERMS EXPIRE PETITIONS FILED
1 1 Suzanne Bradley

Suzanne Bradley

2 1 Neil F. Maune, Jr. James McConnell
3 0    
5 1 Edward J. Hershewe Edward Hershewe
6 0    
7 1 John W. Grimm John Grimm
8 2 Tricia M. Scaglia
Zach R. Thompson
Tricia M. Scaglia
Jason Rew
13 1 Raymond E. Williams Raymond Williams
14 0  

 

15 0  

Western 0    
Southern 0    
Eastern 1 Nicole Colbert-Botchway Nicole Colbert-Botchway

Nominations for vacancies on the Board of Governors shall be made by petition signed by not less than 10 members of The Missouri Bar in good standing enrolled and entitled to vote in the respective districts created by Supreme Court Rule 7.03, from which the member or members of the Board of Governors are to be elected. Such petitions shall be mailed or delivered to the clerk of the Supreme Court of Missouri and received by him no later than July 1 prior to the election. Each member of The Missouri Bar may sign as many nominating petitions as there are members of the Board of Governors to be elected from the district in which the member of the bar is enrolled and entitled to vote.

Ballots containing the names of all nominees will be mailed no later than July 20, with votes canvassed on August 15, 2014.

For district-wide vacancies, nominating petitions signed by not less than 10 members of The Missouri Bar in good standing and entitled to vote in the nominee’s Court of Appeals district must be received by the executive director of The Missouri Bar by no later than July 1, 2014. A statement describing the nominee’s unique experience, knowledge and qualifications to represent diverse elements of the bar must be attached to the nominating petition. Ballots containing a link to vote online will be disseminated electronically to members of The Missouri Bar in each Court of Appeals district in which a vacancy occurs by August 1, 2014. Only members with valid e-mail addresses on their official record with The Missouri Bar will receive the electronic ballot. Electronic voting will end at 10 a.m. on August 15, 2014. While electronic voting is encouraged, members can contact The Missouri Bar by mail, telephone, fax or e-mail to request a paper ballot. All completed ballots for Court of Appeals district vacancies must be received by the executive director of The Missouri Bar by no later than 10 a.m. on August 15.

For more information, contact Missouri Bar Executive Director Sebrina A. Barrett at (573) 635-4128, or by e-mail to sebrina@mobar.org.

 

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