Updated: April 2, 2024

Election Results

The Washington State Bar Association is conducted an election for the Congressional District 7 South position. WSBA members residing (per home address) in District 7 South were eligible to vote. The election closed April 1 at 5 p.m. PDT. The election results are as follows:

  • Alain Villeneuve received 239 votes (61%)
  • Aaron Weisman received 152 votes (39%)
  • Total Electorate 5,950 (6.57% voted)

For questions, please email barleaders@wsba.org.   

Meet Governor-elect Alain Villeneuve

Alain VilleneuveBorn in Quebec Canada, I became a U.S. Citizen in 2014 at the age of 46. As an immigrant and proud gay man with more than 20 years of experience in State and Federal Courts around the country. I began in 1993 as an Associate and was quickly promoted to equity partner in a top 100 U.S. Firm. I practiced both IP prosecution and IP litigation as first chair for over a decade. I spent years on hiring, associate evaluation, and diversity committees giving me solid experience in committee dynamics. 

I am now general counsel of a leading U.S. fitness company and practice most fields of law. I have helped dozens of lawyers as mentor, friend, and professor at Chicago Kent Law school. I also was part of ethics CLE program more than a decade ago. I am an Aerospace Engineer, a UK Solicitor (non-practicing), and a first chair litigator. I feel like my current senior role, located outside of private practice will help me focus on the needs of WSBA and its members and avoid any possible conflict of interest. I am an optimist, write Science-Fiction, and try to run marathons.