Nominating petitions for the 2019 election for the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar must be received in The Florida Bar headquarters office on or before 5 p.m., December 17. All of the board positions are for two-year terms.
Executive Director Joshua E. Doyle, on October 1 certified to John A. Tomasino, clerk of the Supreme Court, the number of members of The Florida Bar in good standing in each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits and outside the State of Florida, and the number of circuit representatives based on the apportionment formula set forth in Rule 2-3.3, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.
Pursuant to Rule 2-3.4(b), incumbent board members must advise the executive director of their intention to seek reelection to a new term. The board members who do not plan to run again are indicated by an asterisk next to their names.
Nominating petitions for the Board of Governors must be signed by no fewer than five members in good standing whose official Bar address is in the same judicial circuit (or out-of-state, if applicable) as the nominee (see form below).
Election ballots will be emailed or mailed on or before March 1, and voted ballots must be received prior to midnight EST, March 21.
Board of Governors Nominating Petition
Board of Governors Nominating Petition (Out-ofState)
Present Board of Governors members whose terms are expiring on June 28, include:
Lawrence E. Sellers, Jr., Second Circuit, Seat 1, elected in 2003
Michael G. Tanner, Fourth Circuit, Seat 2, elected in 2011
Renée E. Thompson, Fifth Circuit, Seat 1, elected in 2013
Sandra Fascell Diamond, Sixth Circuit, Seat 2, elected in 2011
Stephanie M. Marchman , Eighth Circuit, Seat 1, elected in 2017
Julia L. Frey, Ninth Circuit, Seat 2, elected in 2017
*Dori Foster-Morales, 11th Circuit, Seat 2, elected in 2008
* Deborah B. Baker-Egozi, 11th Circuit , Seat 4, elected in 2016
Steven W. Davis, 11th Circuit, Seat 6, elected in 2013
F. Scott Westheimer, 12th Circuit, Seat 1, elected in 2013
Amy S. Farrior, 13th Circuit, Seat 2, elected in 2017
* Margaret Diane Mathews, 13th Circuit, Seat 3, elected in 2011
Ronald P. Ponzoli, Jr., 15th Circuit, Seat 2, elected in 2013
Gary S. Lesser, 15th Circuit, Seat 4, elected in 2011
Wayne LaRue Smith, 16th Circuit, Seat 1, elected in 2015
Diana Santa Maria, 17th Circuit, Seat 2, elected in 2013
Lorna E. Brown-Burton, 17th Circuit, Seat 3, elected in 2012
Adam G. Rabinowitz, 17th Circuit, Seat 5, elected in 2013
Gregory S. Weiss, 19th Circuit, Seat 1, elected in 2018
*Marcy Lynn Shaw, 20th Circuit, Seat 2, elected in 2012
E. Duffy Myrtetus, Out-of-State, Seat 1, elected in 2015
Eric L. Meeks, Out-of-State, Seat 3, elected in 2007
*Does not intend to seek reelection
Nominating petitions may also be downloaded from www.floridabar.org and must be completed and returned by December 17 to:
Joshua E. Doyle
The Florida Bar
651 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, Fl 32399-2300