Wheaton lawyer Richard D. Felice will lead the Illinois State Bar Association as its president in 2014-15. Felice, a former member of the Board of Governors, was the only candidate filing petitions for 3rd vice president by Monday's filing deadline. He will become 3rd vice president at the annual meeting in June and serve one year in each of three vice presidential offices. Following Mark D. Hassakis in the office of president will be John G. Locallo of Chicago, John E. Thies of Urbana, Paula Hudson Holderman of Chicago, and Felice.
Six candidates filed for four vacancies on the Board of Governors in Cook County: Patrice M. Ball-Reed, Umberto S. Davi, Martin L. Glink, Christopher T. Hurley, Stephen M. Komie, and John L. Nisivaco.
Two candidates filed for Board of Governors Under 37, Downstate: Jennifer Walsh Hammer of Springfield and Tara H. Ori of Waukegan.
Also filing unopposed for re-election to their seats on the Board of Governors were Shari R. Rhode of Carbondale and Frank A.Sommario, Under 37, Cook County.
Twenty-six seats on the ISBA Assembly from Cook County are up for election. Twenty-four candidates filed petitions by Monday's deadline.
This year's filing deadlines were different from previous years, as will be the method of voting by ISBA members. Electronic voting will be offered as an option in addition to paper ballots for contested races.