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Governance & Membership

Board of Governors Vacancies

The deadline for submitting nominating petitions is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. A narrative bio in Word (not to exceed 350 words) and photograph with a resolution of 200 dpi or more is due by Sept. 2, 2022 to Alisha Davidson at alishad@okbar.org.

The Board of Governors is comprised of 17 active members of the Oklahoma Bar Association. One representative is elected for each of the nine Supreme Court judicial districts, as such districts existed prior to January 1, 2020 [Order No. SCBD 4483 (2020 OK 17)],  by lawyers in those respective districts plus three statewide at-large members and the Young Lawyers Division chairperson. Officers are the president, vice president, president-elect and secretary/treasurer.

For information on current board members and officers, visit the Board of Governors page.

Officers

These are one-year terms.

President‑Elect

  • Current: Brian T. Hermanson, Ponca City
  • Nominee: Miles T. Pringle, Oklahoma City

Vice President

  • Current: Miles T. Pringle, Oklahoma City
  • Nominee: Dale Kenyon Williams, Jr., Tulsa

Not less than 60 days prior to the annual meeting, 50 or more voting members of the OBA from any or all judicial districts shall file with the executive director a signed petition nominating a candidate to the office of member at‑large on the Board of Governors, or three or more county bars may file appropriate resolutions nominating a candidate for this office.

Not less than 60 days before the opening of the annual meeting, 50 or more voting members of the association may file with the executive director a signed petition nominating a candidate for the office of president‑elect or vice president, or three or more county bar associations may file appropriate resolutions nominating a candidate for the office.

If no one has filed for one of the vacancies, nominations to any of the above offices shall be received from the House of Delegates on a petition signed by not less than 30 delegates certified to and in attendance at the session at which the election is held.

See Article II and Article III of the bylaws for complete information regarding offices, positions, nominations, and election procedure.

Board of Governors

These are all three-year terms (2023-2025).  Terms of the present OBA officers and governors will terminate Dec. 31, 2022.

Supreme Court Judicial District Two

  • Current: Michael J. Davis, Durant
  • Nominee: Micah D. Knight, Durant
  • Counties:  Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Haskell, Johnston, Latimer, LeFlore, Marshall, McCurtain, McIntosh, Pittsburg, Pushmataha and Sequoyah

Supreme Court Judicial District Eight

  • Current:  Joshua A. Edwards, Ada
  • Nominee:
  • Counties:  Coal, Hughes, Lincoln, Logan, Noble, Okfuskee, Payne, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie and Seminole

Supreme Court Judicial District Nine

  • Current:  Robin L. Rochelle, Lawton
  • Nominee:
  • Counties:  Caddo, Canadian, Comanche, Cotton, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and Tillman

Member At‑Large

  • Current:  Amber Peckio Garrett, Tulsa
  • Nominee:
  • CountiesStatewide

Summary of Nominations Rules

Not less than 60 days prior to the annual meeting, 25 or more voting members of the OBA within the Supreme Court Judicial District from which the member of the Board of Governors is to be elected that year, shall file with the executive director, a signed petition (which may be in parts) nominating a candidate for the office of member of the Board of Governors for and from such judicial district, or one or more county bar associations within the judicial district may file a nominating resolution nominating such a candidate.

Not less than 60 days prior to the annual meeting, 50 or more voting members of the OBA from any or all judicial districts shall file with the executive director a signed petition nominating a candidate to the office of member at‑large on the Board of Governors, or three or more county bars may file appropriate resolutions nominating a candidate for this office.

Not less than 60 days before the opening of the annual meeting, 50 or more voting members of the association may file with the executive director a signed petition nominating a candidate for the office of president‑elect or vice president, or three or more county bar associations may file appropriate resolutions nominating a candidate for the office.

If no one has filed for one of the vacancies, nominations to any of the above offices shall be received from the House of Delegates on a petition signed by not less than 30 delegates certified to and in attendance at the session at which the election is held.

See Article II and Article III of the bylaws for complete information regarding offices, positions, nominations, and election procedure.