The Florida Bar


March 1, 2021

Balloting is underway in the race for Bar president-elect between Steve Davis of Miami and Gary Lesser of West Palm Beach. Voting has also begun for contested seats for the Bar’s Board of Governors in the 11th and 15th circuits and five races for the Young Lawyers Division board in the 11th, 13th, and 17th circuits.

Election Services Corporation, which administers The Florida Bar’s elections, emailed or mailed ballots to the more than 94,099 eligible voters. The emailed ballots will come from [email protected] The courtesy eballot and paper ballot contains instructions on how to cast votes online with the Bar’s election company. If a member votes online and returns a paper ballot only the first vote received by Election Services Corporation will be valid.

Votes must be cast for all the contested races and received prior to midnight, March 22.

The winner between Lesser and Davis will be sworn in as president-elect at the June Annual Convention, when current President-elect Michael Tanner is sworn in as president, and for his own term as president in June 2022.

Platform statements from Davis and Lesser may be found on the News & Journal’s website, along with a Q&A with the candidates. Lesser and Davis also expressed their views in an online forum which may be viewed here.

Read more about the other contested seats for the Bar’s Board of Governors here.