OSB Board of Governors
Board of Governors 2013 Election Results
Date election closed: October 21, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Eligible voters: Active member in regions 2 and 5
Electronic ballots sent: 6,545
Paper ballots sent: 3
Electronic votes received: 1,179 (18%)
Paper ballot votes received: 0 (0%)
Overall participation: 18%
Region 2 (fill one vacant seat)
17 votes - James Baldock
77 votes - Deborah Butler
96 votes - James C. Chaney
Region 5 (fill two vacant seats)
276 votes - Robert G. Burt
592 votes - John Mansfield
737 votes - Simon Whang
Terms for the new BOG members begin on January 1, 2014 and end on December 31, 2017.
Oregon State Bar Board of Governors
The Board of Governors governs the bar, determines the general policies of the bar and approves its budget each year. The Executive Director, appointed by and acting under the supervision of the Board, implements, administers and supervises the bar's operation and program activities.
The Oregon State Bar is governed by a Board of Governors consisting of fourteen lawyers elected from seven regions and four public members appointed by the board.
Pursuant to ORS 9.080(1), the board is charged with the executive functions of the state bar and "shall at all times direct its power to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and the improvement of the administration of justice." The board has authority to "adopt, alter, amend and repeal bylaws and to adopt new bylaws containing provisions for the regulation and management of the affairs of the state bar not inconsistent with law."