2022 Notice of ISBA Election

The following list of offices in the Illinois State Bar Association are to be filled by the 2022 annual election.

  • 1 – Office of Third Vice-President (Cook County)
  • 10 – Seats on the Board of Governors
  • 132 – Seats on the Assembly Cook and Downstate

For Third Vice-President – Cook County – 1 to be elected

No incumbent*

For Board of Governors

Cook County – 5 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Nora Devine**
  • Mark L. Karno
  • Pamela Menaker**
  • Sarah E. Toney
  • E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. **

Area 2 (Circuits 17, 19 and 22) – 1 to be elected

Incumbent:

  • Tamika R. Walker

Area 5 (Circuits 5, 6, and 11) – 1 to be elected

Incumbent:

  • Mark C. Palmer

Area 7 (Circuits 1, 2 and 4) – 1 to be elected

Incumbent:

  • Ted Graham, Jr.****

Under Age 37 – Outside of Cook County (Circuits 1-23) – 1 to be elected

Incumbent:

  • Diana Taylor

Under Age 37 –Cook County – 1 to be elected

Incumbent:

  • Daniel Saeedi***

For Assembly

Circuit 1 – 2 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Tambra Cain**
  • Megan Orso

Circuit 2 – 1 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Morris Harvey
  • James M. Ruppert**
  • Jennifer L. Thompson

Circuit 3 – 4 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Melissa Greathouse
  • Jo Anna Pollock
  • Jennifer Shaw**

Circuit 4 – 2 to be elected

Incumbent:

  • Dennis Berkbigler**

Circuit 5 – 3 to be elected

Incumbent:

  • Kaylan Huber

Circuit 6 – 5 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Keith Fruehling
  • Sally Kolb
  • Brian McPheters
  • Shane M. Mendenhall
  • Bridget Schott

Circuit 7 – 5 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • William Davis**
  • Carl R. Draper**
  • Stephen Iden
  • Jane McBride
  • Robert P. Osgood**

Circuit 8 – 1 to be elected

Incumbent:

  • Natalie L. Oswald**

Circuit 9 – 1 to be elected

Incumbent:

  • Emily Sutton**

Circuit 10 – 4 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • William Atkins
  • Abigail Fleming
  • Timothy J. Howard**
  • Kerrianne Waters
  • Richard W. Zuckerman**

Circuit 16 – 5 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Deborah Lang
  • Lisa M. Nyuli**
  • Susan W. Rogaliner
  • Colleen G. Thomas

Circuit 11 – 3 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Amelia Buragas**
  • Laura Castagna**
  • Kathleen Kraft

Circuit 12 – 5 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Ashley Bechtold
  • Kristine Honiotes
  • Edward J. Jarot, Jr.**
  • Amber L. Mikula**

Circuit 13 – 2 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Douglas B. Olivero
  • James T. Reilly**

Circuit 14 – 2 to be elected

Incumbent:

  • Jennifer L. Kincaid**

Circuit 15 – 1 to be elected

Incumbent:

  • Vacant

Circuit 17 – 4 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Susan Goldberg
  • John J. Holevas
  • Mark Rouleau
  • Donald L. Shriver

Circuit 18 – 16 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Robert Bahr Anderson**
  • Robert J. Anderson
  • Joseph Beck**
  • Lee Ann Conti
  • J. Amber Drew
  • Raleigh Kalbfleisch
  • Stacey McCullough
  • Brian R. McKillip
  • Donald Ramsell
  • Marissa N. Spencer
  • Angel M. Traub
  • Richard J. Veenstra**
  • Marc D. Wolfe**

Circuit 19 – 11 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Graham Jeep
  • Markham Jeep
  • Lindsay Roalfs**
  • Michael Strauss

Circuit 20 – 5 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Thomas J. Hunter
  • John O’Gara
  • Kristin Olson
  • Tom Speedie

Circuit 21 – 1 to be elected

Incumbent:

  • Vacant

Circuit 22 – 3 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Michael Cortina**
  • David Franks**
  • Rhonda Rosenthal

Circuit 23 – 2 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • Mary F. Petruchius**
  • Richard Turner

Cook County – 44 to be elected

Incumbents:

  • John Bailen**
  • Maria Barreiro
  • Michael G. Bergmann**
  • Dan Breen**
  • Bianca Brown
  • Edward J. Burt**
  • Robert H. Butzow
  • Tomas Cabrera
  • Leonora Carlson
  • Anita M. DeCarlo
  • Gerardo Julian Delgado
  • Al Durkin
  • Karen McNulty Enright**
  • Robert Fioretti
  • Brian E. Fliflet
  • Mitch Friedman
  • Judson M. Graham**
  • Russell W. Hartigan
  • Kristen Hudson
  • Anthony Iosco**
  • Jennifer P. Irmen**
  • David J. Kupiec
  • Brian LaCien**
  • Samuel Levine**
  • Lisa Longo
  • Marilyn Longwell
  • Kenneth M. Lubinski
  • Jameika Mangum
  • Kenneth Matuszewski
  • Mary L. Milano**
  • Dina Ninfo**
  • Katherine Amari O’Dell**
  • Maureen Pikarski**
  • Ashonta Rice
  • Andrea Schleifer
  • Letitia Spunar-Sheats
  • Mario Sullivan
  • Carlos Vera
  • Edward John Wasilewski
  • Cory White

Nomination

Members who wish to be candidates for office must reside in the proper geographic jurisdiction, must meet other requirements for a particular office, and must be in good standing with the ISBA at the close of the nominating period.

Voting Address

Bylaws Sec. 1.11 reads: For purposes of voting and candidacy for ISBA elected office, a member’s voting address shall be their primary legal office as designated by the member. If a member’s primary legal office is not within the State of Illinois, such member may designate their Illinois residence as their voting address; if no voting address is designated, the member shall be considered a non-resident member.

Nominating Petitions

Given the current Covid-19 pandemic and associated restrictions on in-person gatherings, the opportunity and ability of candidates seeking ISBA elective office to collect and submit nominating petitions with original signatures has become materially impacted. In accordance with paragraph 3.4 of the ISBA’s Policies and Procedures on Association Elections, the ISBA Executive Director, with the approval of the Bar Elections Supervision Committee, is taking the following necessary and reasonable actions to ensure a timely 2022 ISBA election: (1) nominating petitions will be entirely electronic via the ISBA website; (2) candidates must generate a nominating petition on the ISBA website using the form provided; (3) beginning on or about November 1 members will be able to view and “sign” (via electronic assent on the ISBA website) all available nominating petitions for whom they are eligible to sign; and (4) the number of required nominating petition signatures remains the same as set forth in the Policies and Procedures Association Elections. Nominating petitions will be available for candidate generation on or about October 1, 2021 on the Petitions page.

Acceptance Period

Nominating petitions can be signed no earlier than October 1, 2021, and no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022. Candidates will be updated weekly on the number of signatories on their petition. At the close of the acceptance period, all ballot positions will be determined by lot amongst all the candidates for the same office.

The ISBA Bylaws and Policy and Procedures on Association Elections, and additional pertinent information, may be found on the ISBA website on the ISBA Elections page.

Voting

All members of the Association in good standing (except non-lawyer members) are eligible to vote for the office of third vice-president. Eligible members residing in the areas in which there are contested elections may vote in the appropriate Board of Governors and Assembly race.

The 2022 Election will be conducted by electronic voting. Paper ballots will be utilized in some instances. Full details on the voting process will be provided to the full active membership well in advance of the formal election.

October 2021

Robert E. Craghead
Executive Director

By policy, a member’s dues must be paid by March 1, 2022, for the period ending June 30, 2022, to be eligible to vote in ISBA Elections.


* Under the bylaws the third vice-president automatically succeeds to the office of second vice-president; therefore, there is no incumbent for this office.

** Ineligible to succeed due to term limitations.

*** Ineligible to succeed due to age limitations.

**** Ineligible to run in Board Area 7 due to address change.