State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

2019 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 will be mailed Monday, March 25). Voting opens Monday, March 25, and the deadline for casting a ballot is April 26 at 11:59 p.m., EDT. Results will be available by May 10. 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 statewide offices with contested races. We hope this is useful and encourage you to vote.

State Bar Secretary

Atlanta Circuit, Post 1
Atlanta Circuit, Post 25
Griffin Circuit, Post 2
Gwinnett Circuit, Post 3
Ocmulgee Circuit, Post 2

Contested Races

State Bar Secretary (click on candidate's name to view their bio)
Sarah Brown "Sally" Akins, Atlanta
Frank B. Strickland, Atlanta

BOG - Atlanta Circuit, Post 1 (click on candidate's name to view their bio)
Nicole C. Leet, Atlanta
Anthony Binford "Bin" Minter, Atlanta
Douglas Richard Powell, Atlanta

BOG - Atlanta Circuit, Post 25 (click on candidate's name to view their bio)
Graham Elliott McDonald, Atlanta
Amanda Rourk Clark Palmer, Atlanta
Kevin Charles Patrick, Atlanta
Martha Regina "Gina" Thomas, Atlanta
Laura L. Rashidi-Yazd, Atlanta
Rita Michelle Treadwell, Atlanta

BOG - Griffin Circuit, Post 2 (click on candidate's name to view their bio)
Rebekah Susanne Betsill, Zebulon
Walker L. Chandler, Peachtree City
Christopher Charles Edwards, Fayetteville
Janet Lynn Vickers, Peachtree City

BOG - Gwinnett Circuit, Post 3 (click on candidate's name to view their bio)
John Raymond Burdges, Buford
Lyle Kilvington Porter, Lawrenceville
Wesley Charles "Chuck" Ross, Lawrenceville

BOG - Ocmulgee Circuit, Post 2 (click on candidate's name to view their bio)
Bethany Anne Begnaud, Milledgeville
Ashley Mackin Brodie, Gray

Additional Information

General Information
2019 Board of Governors Candidate Listing

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

2018-19 State Bar of Georgia Officers

President — Kenneth B. Hodges III, Albany

President-Elect — Darrell L. Sutton, Marietta

Treasurer — Dawn M. Jones, Atlanta

Secretary — Elizabeth L. Fite, Atlanta

Immediate Past President — Brian D. "Buck" Rogers, Atlanta