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Candidate Statements

A 2022 Board candidate has submitted a statement in support of his candidacy. You can read that statement below.

Online elections will be held in the following Board Districts:

  • District 3 – 1 Board Seat Available: Gila, Graham and Greenlee Counties
  • District 6 – 3 Board Seats Available: Maricopa County
  • District 8 – 1 Board Seat Available: Pinal County

The online election will launch on March 23, 2022 and will close at 5 p.m. on April 6, 2022.

For questions, please contact Carrie Sherman at 602.340.7201 or carrie.sherman@staff.azbar.org.

District 3: Gila, Graham and Greenlee Counties
Preston Pollock
Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center
The candidate chose not to provide a statement.
District 6: Maricopa County
Jena Decker-Xu
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen and Loewy LLP
The candidate chose not to provide a statement.
Diandra Benally (Incumbent)
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
The candidate chose not to provide a statement.
Benjamin Taylor (Incumbent)
Taylor & Gomez LLP

Are you interested in making sure the Board of Governors is focused on the members? Do you want to ensure your dues are managed carefully and spent to benefit you?

If so, vote to re-elect Benjamin Taylor. I am committed to elevating the Bar’s role as a resource for attorneys, including both seasoned and new attorneys. My top goals will be to:

1) Make sure the Bar is here to help attorneys, not hurt them.
2) Fight to make sure Bar dues are NOT increased.
3) Ensure Bar dues promote and help attorneys.
4) Increase communication with other Sister Bars.
5) Increase the working relationship with the Maricopa County Bar Association.

With your vote, I will make sure that members are the priority. I will not be afraid to speak out and stand up for your rights as attorneys, as you stand up for the rights of your clients.

District 8: Pinal County
Denis Fitzgibbons (Incumbent)
Fitzgibbons Law Offices PLC
The candidate chose not to provide a statement.

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Candidates' Statements Submitted

Statement of Benjamin Taylor - District 6

Are you interested in making sure the Board of Governors is focused on the members? Do you want to ensure your dues are managed carefully and spent to benefit you?

If so, vote to re-elect Benjamin Taylor. I am committed to elevating the Bar’s role as a resource for attorneys, including both seasoned and new attorneys. My top goals will be to:

1) Make sure the Bar is here to help attorneys, not hurt them.
2) Fight to make sure Bar dues are NOT increased.
3) Ensure Bar dues promote and help attorneys.
4) Increase communication with other Sister Bars.
5) Increase the working relationship with the Maricopa County Bar Association.

With your vote, I will make sure that members are the priority. I will not be afraid to speak out and stand up for your rights as attorneys, as you stand up for the rights of your clients.

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