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Holden sole candidate in Board of Trustees president race

By Laura Ernde
Staff Writer

State Bar Board of Trustees Vice President Craig Holden will run unopposed in July to become the next president of the State Bar Board of Trustees.

Craig Holden

Holden, 44, a partner in the Los Angeles office at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, was elected to the board in 2011. In addition to serving as the board’s vice president since October, he has held a number of leadership positions including chairman of the Limited License Working Group and vice chairman of the Civil Justice Strategies Task Force.

After the meeting, Holden said he was looking forward to taking the next step as president.

“For me public service has always been part of my DNA,” he said.

The July 18 officers’ election will feature contested races for vice president and treasurer, however the candidate lineup could change.

Three trustees have expressed interested in running for vice president. They are Michael G. Colantuono, David J. Pasternak and Heather Linn Rosing. Rosing, whose term is slated to end this year, can only run if she wins the District 4 election. Colantuono said he only intends to run if Rosing loses in order to give the trustees a choice for vice president. Voting in the district elections closes June 30 and the ballots will be counted by July 10.

The candidates for treasurer are Colantuono, Miriam Krinsky and Hernán Vera.