The Florida Bar
April 1, 2012
Three elected to the Board of Governors
One incumbent and two newcomers have been elected to The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors.
In the three board races decided in the March balloting:
Scott R. McMillen
turned back a challenge from Patrick T. Christiansen by a vote of 786 to 562 in the Ninth Circuit, Seat 3, race.
O. John Alpizar
defeated Roshani Mala Gunewardene 595 to 101 to represent the 18th Circuit, Seat 1 race.
Marcy L. Shaw
, with 404 votes, won a four-way race against Luis E. Insignares, 231, Matthew Alan Linde, 105, and Tracey Dew-rell, 18, in the 20th Circuit, Seat 2, race.
The 20th Circuit contest was to fill an unexpired term and Shaw begins service immediately. McMillen and Alpizar will be sworn in for full terms at the Bar Annual Convention in June.
In balloting for the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors:
Christian P. George
defeated Michael E. Lockamy 158 to 71 in the YLD Fourth Circuit, Seat 1, race.
Andrew B. Pickett
bested Vera L. June 113 to 28 in the YLD 18th Circuit, Seat 1, race.
Jennifer Shoaf Richardson
will face each other on an April runoff ballot for Seat 1 in the Second Circuit. Gibson received 111 votes, or 49.78 percent, and Richardson 85 in the three-way race. They were followed by Joshua D. Zelman with 27 votes.
Ballots for the runoff will be mailed around April 1. They must be returned to the Bar’s election company no later than 11:59 p.m. on April 23. The mailed ballots will contain instructions for voting with the enclosed paper ballot or for casting a vote online.
candidates’ platform statements
In all, 49 percent of the votes were cast electronically and 51 percent were returned by mail.