Elections: Online Voting Underway, Continues Through Dec. 11

First-round voting is underway for contested leadership positions on the Board of Governors, Nominating Committee, Young Lawyers Division and American Bar Association House of Delegates.

Deadline for electronically casting votes is Monday, Dec. 11. Balloting will be conducted electronically only; no paper ballots will be provided.

Listed below are candidates in Contested Races. The "Vote Now" button and profiles of candidates in contested races are accessible online at:  


Board of Governors
(three-year term)
Sixth Board District (1 position)
        Douglas L. Bryan
        William M. Ford
        Toni R. Martin
        Deidre Robert
        Edward L. Tarpley, Jr.
Seventh Board District (1 position)
        Paul Loy Hurd
        Justin N. Myers

Nominating Committee (one-year term)
District 1B (1 position)
        Clayton J. Borne IV
        Kelly M. Rabalais
        Bradley J. Tate
District 2A (2 positions)
        Kelly E. Balfour
        Valerie B. Bargas
        Frank A. Fertitta
        Edward J. Walters, Jr.
District 2B (2 positions)
        Erin O. Braud
        Shayna Beevers Morvant
        Raymond S. Steib
District 2C (1 position)
        Daniel A. Cavell
        Charles M. Raymond
        Nicholas J. Zeringue
District 3A (1 position)
        Blake R. David
        Jeffrey A. Riggs
District 3C (1 position)
        Douglas L. Bryan
        Robert L. Bussey
District 3D (1 position)
        Lauren B. McKnight
        Joseph L. (Larry) Shea, Jr.

Young Lawyers Division Council (two-year term)
Third District (1 position)
        William N. Abel
        Megan E. Reaux
Fifth District (1 position)
        Richard G. Higgins
        Dixon W. McMakin
        Loren D. Shanklin

American Bar Association House of Delegates (two-year term, 2 positions)
        Michael W. McKay
        John H. Musser IV
        Charles M. Raymond

Members received an email with their E-ballot on Nov. 13. The sender address was “LSBA Election Admin” and the subject line referenced “Vote now in the LSBA 2017-2018 Election.” The email includes a link to the voting website. On the voting website, members must type in their 5-digit member ID number and birth date to access the ballot. Ballots will only include races for which the member may cast a vote. Members who do not have an email address, or members preferring to vote from the LSBA website, may log-in from the LSBA website at the link listed above and will be asked to enter the same credentials (5-digit member ID and birth date).

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