Updated: Feb. 28, 2023

Notice of Upcoming Election

The WSBA will be conducting an election for the following positions:

  • Congressional District 6: (March 15 – April 3)
  • Congressional District 8: (March 15 – April 3)
  • Governor At Large: (May 15 – June 1; subject to change)
  • President-elect (May 19 – 20; elected by current members of the Board of Governors)
  • Treasurer (Aug. 11– 12; elected by current members of the Board of Governors)

All eligible voters in District 6 and 8 will receive an electronic ballot. The email containing the ballot will appear as:

From: WSBA Election Admin <help@election-america.com>
Subject: WSBA Board of Governors Elections

Have questions? Please email barleaders@wsba.org.


Meet the 6th District Candidates


Todd A. Bloom

Todd Bloom has over 20 years of experience in providing tax and estate planning services to private clients. Todd’s prior experience includes over a decade in Big Four accounting, and industry experience as Comptroller and Counsel with a Financial Services Firm. Todd has advised on myriad tax issues and has represented clients before the IRS and state taxing and regulatory authorities.

After having been recalled to the Navy after 9/11 and serving for over a decade, Todd retired as a Lieutenant Commander in 2018. He deployed in support of military and counter-terrorism operations in the Persian Gulf, in the Pacific, Southeast Asia, and South America during his seagoing and expeditionary tours and has been VA-rated disabled.

Todd received his B.A. (Econ) from Simpson College. He received M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Tulane University, an M.A. from the U.S. Naval War College, and an LL.M. (Tax) from UW Law School. He earned a diploma from the College of Naval Command and Staff.

Todd has been an adjunct faculty and has presented tax and financial planning topics to various professional organizations. He has served as a FINRA Arbitrator, and he has been involved with the CFA Institute’s Examination program.


Kenneth Henrikson

A life crusade against malpractice, institutional knowledge, Albert Camus and Kafka, provided insight into causes/effects of WSBA policy on clients, creating this alternative candidate for the adventuresome voter.

I identify with lawyer-underperformance victims as my clientele; the very clients the WSBA is entrusted to protect who can’t protect themselves. Wenatchee-style mass hysteria terrifies but drives me. Oppose “inaction on indigent bar complaints until client wins appeal”. Favor increase in complaint investigation and other resources curtailed by dues cuts. Regressive dues structures fueled the referendum that gutted the budget. Favor expanding liaison training of committees.

WSBA should analyze racial disparity in greater depth; racial disparity in timesheet hours for client communications, blurring mitigating psychoses with “black rage”; lawyers walking past a black lawyer to consult with a white one, when she had the answer that would’ve saved client but lifetime anti-uppity conditioning silenced her. Diversity is about more than opportunity. Legislation that superficially seems beyond the BOG’s purview, at the heart of the profession. I can insert 100 examples into BOG deliberations. Police body cam legislation relates to perjury reduction. Thirty-one years of Kitsap residency compensates my King County practice. Would offer Email blogs attentive to District’s needs full time.

Kenneth Henrikson Candidate Profile

Letters of Support: Letter 1, Letter 2 and Letter 3


Meet the 8th District Candidates


Paul C. Burton

No statement provided.


Erik Kaeding

Hello fellow Lawyers. I have been practicing criminal defense in my Kent office since 1995. I graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 1994. I am happily married and have two amazing daughters. I am a member of the Samish Indian Nation.

For 28 years I was not active in the WSBA. My view of the WSBA was that it was only necessary for the purpose of disciplining attorneys. That perception changed when I joined the Board of Governors in September 2022. I had guarded expectations when my term of service began. I now know of, and appreciate, the wide array of programs and opportunities available through the WSBA for all members. I am impressed by the dedication and hard work put in by the WSBA staff and the numerous volunteers. As it happens, lawyer discipline is only a small part of the WSBA, and the governors do not participate in that aspect at all.

I encourage members who have questions about the WSBA, or any of its services or volunteer opportunities, to talk with me. If elected, I look forward to serving the district for another three years.

Erik Kaeding Candidate Profile


Kristina Larry

I am seeking election for my first term to the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors.

I have been in service to the profession and the public for most of my WSBA membership. Starting as a volunteer with the Trial Advocacy Program committee; then becoming a Young Lawyer Liaison to the Solo and Small Practice Section before serving on the executive committee for 8 years.

I have supported the public service initiatives of the Bar by taking the Call to Duty Pledge to serve the military and signing up as a Moderate Means Program Panel Attorney, providing reduced-rate legal services. The later lead me to becoming the staff attorney of the program at the University of Washington School Law where I also teach the Moderate Means Practicum. Through my support of these initiatives, I became a trustee and eventually president of the Washington State Bar Foundation.

I have served the public through the King County Bar Association’s Kinship Care Project and the Housing Justice Project, where I volunteered for 10 years.

Currently I am serving on the Practice of Law Board; in addition to serving and volunteering I have been true solo attorney since 2012. 

Kristina Larry Candidate Profile

Letter of Support for Kristina Larry