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2015 State Bar of Georgia Election

The following information is intended to assist members of the State Bar of Georgia in voting for contested races. Members may vote online or by paper ballot, which were mailed recently to all active members who did not opt in to paperless voting. The deadline for casting a ballot is April 30 at 11:59 p.m., EDT. Results will be available by May 13. Candidate information for contested races appear as hyperlinks for the candidates. Simply click on the candidate's name to learn more.

In order to vote online, you must log in to your State Bar member account at with your regular username and password. (If you need assistance logging in to your member account, please contact Membership at or 404-527-8777). For any other voting-related issues (did not receive your ballot, difficulty with your ballot, incorrect ballot, etc.), please contact Survey & Ballot Systems by email at or call 1-866-909-3549.


Sample Ballots

To assist you in voting for the candidate of your choice, we have provided sample ballots for the circuits and YLD office with contested races. We hope this is useful and encourage you to vote.

YLD Secretary

Alcovy Circuit
Atlanta Circuit
Eastern Circuit
Stone Mountain Circuit


Contested Races

YLD Secretary (click on candidate's name to view their bio)
Philip William Catalano Jr.
Rizza O'Connor
Shalamar Junna Parham
Kevin Charles Patrick

BOG - Alcovy Circuit, Post 1 (click on candidate's name to view their bio)
Eric Charles Crawford
Michael G. Geoffroy
William Gregory Pope

BOG - Atlanta Circuit, Post 13 (click on candidate's name to view their bio)
Bisa Furaha Ajanaku
Amy Tidwell Andrews
Matthew Blackwell Crowder
Zahra S. Karinshak
R. Gary Spencer

BOG - Atlanta Circuit, Post 17 (click on candidate's name to view their bio)
Kent Edward Altom
JaDawnya Cintelle Butler

BOG - Eastern Circuit, Post 4 (click on candidate's name to view their bio)
John Bell Manly
Gwendolyn S. Fortson Waring

BOG - Stone Mountain Circuit, Post 4 (click on candidate's name to view their bio)
Gary Stuart Freed
Robert D. James Jr.


Additional Information

General Information
2015 Board of Governors Candidate Listing

BOG Members
View the list of current Board of Governors' members.

2014-15 State Bar of Georgia Officers
President -- Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker, Atlanta
President-Elect -- Robert J. Kauffman, Douglasville
Treasurer -- Rita A. Sheffey, Atlanta
Secretary -- Patrick T. O'Connor, Savannah
Immediate Past President -- Charles L. Ruffin, Macon