Winkler Elected YLD VP, Other Races Set for June

Memphis lawyer Stacie Winkler will serve as president of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) in 2014-2015. She will take office in June as vice president, and then assume the office of president-elect in 2013 and president in 2014. Winkler, an attorney with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, was deemed elected after the filing deadline passed April 2 and she was unopposed. Winkler has served for a number of years as YLD Board secretary. She previously was president of the Memphis Bar Association YLD. Other officers elected without opposition were Secretary Marisa L. Combs, an attorney with Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop in Nashville and Treasurer Steven W. King, an attorney with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in Memphis.

District Representatives also elected without opposition were District 2 Rep. Katie Jones, Oak Ridge; District 4 Rep. Ashley Morris Bentley, Maryville; District 6 Rep. Rachel Moses, Cookeville; District 8 Rep. V. Michael Kurtz, Lebanon; District 10 Rep. Garth Click, Springfield; District 12 Rep. Ellen Neese, Paris; and District 14 Rep. Joann Coston-Holloway, Memphis.

Ashley H. Holliday, a lawyer with West Tennessee Legal Services Inc. in Jackson, has been nominated to fill a vacancy in the position of West Tennessee Governor. Her appointment will be voted on at the division's annual meeting June 8 in Memphis. Also at that meeting, members of the YLD will decide the outcome of two contested races for East Tennessee Governor and Middle Tennessee Governor.

Read about the candidates on the YLD's election page