OSB Board of Governors

Board of Governors 2014 Election Candidates

Below is a list of candidates running for election to the Board of Governors for terms beginning January 1, 2015.

Region 4   one vacancy
Guy B. Greco
Ramón Anthony Pagán

Region 5   one vacancy
Christopher Piekarski
Per A. Ramfjord

Region 6   one vacancy
John Gear
Vanessa A. Nordyke

Region 7   one vacancy
Bonnie Cafferky Carter
Kathleen J. Rastetter

ORS 9.042 provides members of the bar the opportunity to challenge the eligibility of any Board of Governors candidate. The statutory procedure for challenging the eligibility of a candidate requires that challenges be submitted to the Executive Director no later than June 13, 2014.

Ballots for this election will be distributed on October 6 and due at the bar office no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 20, 2014.

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."