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SIX WIN ELECTION; FOUR FACE RUNOFFS FOR FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEATS; YLD BOARD OF GOVERNORS OUT-OF-STATE ELECTION HAS WINNER


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2018
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TALLAHASSEE – In eight contested Florida Bar Board of Governors elections, six candidates won election outright. In two races, four candidates will be in runoff elections to be decided in April.

The Young Lawyers Division Out-of-State Board of Governors election also produced a winner.

Bruce W. Robinson (Third Circuit, Seat 1); Michael Fox Orr (Fourth Circuit, Seat 1); Paige A. Greenlee (Thirteenth Circuit, Seat 4); Hilary Creary (Seventeenth Circuit, Seat 4); and James G. Vickaryous (Eighteenth Circuit, Seat 1) won election to two-year terms.

Gregory S. Weiss (Nineteenth Circuit, Seat 1) won election for an unexpired term ending in June 2019.

In the First Circuit, Jeremy C. Branning will be in a runoff with Joseph Passeretti for the Seat 1 position. In the Eleventh Circuit, Seat 3, Jordan Dresnick faces Patrick Montoya in a runoff.

Brandon Lee Wolff won the YLD Out-of-State election for a two-year term.

Ballots were sent to eligible attorneys in circuits with contested elections in early March. Results of the elections were announced by Florida Bar Executive Director Joshua E. Doyle on March 26.

For Board of Governors, Two-Year Terms (* indicates winner; ** indicates runoff)

First Circuit, Seat 1
Charles F. Beall, Jr. – 107
**Jeremy C. Branning – 188
**Joseph Passeretti – 116

Third Circuit, Seat 1
Andrew J. Decker IV – 39
*Bruce W. Robinson – 107

Fourth Circuit, Seat 1
Wiley Braxton Gillam IV – 663
*Michael Fox Orr – 703

Eleventh Circuit, Seat 3
Maria T. Armas – 251
**Jordan Dresnick – 1,130
Alexandra Bach Lagos – 705
**Patrick Montoya – 710

Thirteenth Circuit, Seat 4
J. Carter Andersen – 805
*Paige A. Greenlee – 912

Seventeenth Circuit, Seat 4
*Hilary Creary – 677
Jon Polenberg – 612

Eighteenth Circuit, Seat 1
Damon Chase – 271
*James G. Vickaryous – 402

For Unexpired Term ending June 28, 2019

Nineteenth Circuit, Seat 1
Andrew B. Metcalf – 151
Anthony J. Visone – 58
*Gregory S. Weiss – 279

For Two-Year Term YLD Board of Governors
YLD Out-of-State
Michael George Nicola, Jr. – 103
*Brandon Lee Wolff – 164

For the runoff elections in the First and Eleventh circuits, ballots will be distributed on or before April 2. The deadline for voting is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 23.

Voters will receive an e-ballot and have the option of voting online (using their Personal Identification Number and member number) in lieu of returning a paper ballot. There will also be a link posted on the Bar’s homepage.

The Board of Governors is the governing body of The Florida Bar, with exclusive authority to formulate and adopt matters of policy concerning the activities of the 106,000-member Bar, subject to limitations imposed by The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.
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