OSB Board of Governors

Board of Governors Election

Candidates running in the Board of Governors election for terms beginning January 1, 2023 are:

Region 4: (one seat)
Elizabeth Inayoshi
Jennifer Yruegas

Region 5: (one seat)
Nathan Begley
Kellie Furr
Rachel Sowray

Region 6:(one seat)
Tomas Hernandez
Ryan Scott Jennings

Region 7: (one seat)
John J. Marandas

In accordance with ORS 9.042, members of the bar may request the review of a candidate’s eligibility. The statutory procedure for requesting the eligibility review requires written notice to the OSB Chief Executive Officer no later than June 9, 2022. If an eligibility review request is received, the Board of Governors will follow the procedure outlined in ORS 9.042 and the BOG Candidate Eligibility Review Procedure.

All active members with a principal office address in Regions 4, 5 and 6 will gain access to their ballot through the member dashboard beginning October 3.  Voting will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on October 17, 2022.

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 fifteen lawyers elected from eight regions, four public members appointed by the board, and the non-voting position of Immediate Past-President.

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."