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Board officer elections feature 3 contested races

The State Bar Board of Trustees will choose between Trustee David Pasternak and Vice President Heather Rosing to serve as the next president of the bar.

Heather Rosing

Rosing, 43, of Klinedinst PC in San Diego, has been on the board since 2011 as an elected member from District 4. Pasternak, 64, of the Los Angeles law firm of Pasternak & Pasternak, was appointed by the California Supreme Court in 2012.

The July 24 officers’ election will also feature contested races for vice president and treasurer.

David Pasternak

Running for vice president are current Treasurer Michael Colantuono and Trustee James Fox. Fox, former district attorney of San Mateo County, was appointed by the California Supreme Court in 2014. Colantuono, of Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley PC of Penn Valley, was recently re-appointed to a second three-year term by the Speaker of the California Assembly.

The race for treasurer features Granite Bay attorney Joanna Mendoza, who was elected from District 3 in 2013, and Danette Meyers, who was elected from District 2 in 2014.