President-Elect & Bar Commission Candidates
Candidate for President-Elect
Heather Farnsworth is the sole candidate for the office of President-elect. No other nominations were made to the Bar Commission. Utah State Bar bylaws state: "In the event that there is only one candidate for the office of President-elect, the ballot shall be considered as a retention vote and a majority of those voting shall be required to accept or reject the sole candidate."
I am humbled to be nominated by my fellow commissioners for the opportunity to act as your President-Elect. It has been my honor to serve for seven years as a commissioner and as an ex-officio representative of the Women Lawyers of Utah. I have prepared for this opportunity by working in leadership on the Executive Committee, as chair for the 85th Anniversary Event, and co-chair of the Awards Committee. I have also participated in multiple committees including the Futures Commission and the Summer Bar Convention Review Committee.
In addition to my bar experience, I have leadership experience as a former President of the Women Lawyers of Utah and as the co-owner of Match and Farnsworth, a high-volume small firm. It has been my goal to be a voice for those who may fall outside of the traditional practice experience, who are often under-represented in bar leadership. I will continue to share my perspective while representing your concerns. I will work to strengthen the profession and the value of bar membership. I commit to diligently represent your needs within the Bar and within the community. Thank you for considering my candidacy.
Second Division Bar Commissioner Candidate
Uncontested Election: According to the Utah State Bar Bylaws, "In the event an insufficient number of nominating petitions are filed to require balloting in a division, the person or persons nominated shall be declared elected. "John Bradley is running uncontested in the Second Division and will therefore be declared elected.
For the past three years it has been my...