Well, those were short campaigns.
A week ago, the State Bar announced that Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Valerie McGuire and Walnut Creek lawyer Jeffrey Conner were two of four candidates for the Board of Governors’ District 3 seat.
But on Monday, McGuire bailed out and on Wednesday, Conner, of Conner & Associates, joined her. Neither gave the State Bar a reason and neither returned two phone calls.
Christine Burdick, executive director of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, said via e-mail today that her group — as well as the three other county bar associations in District 3 — endorsed Alec Chang, a partner in the Palo Alto office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for the seat. (The district also includes Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo counties.)
Emeryville solo Michael Schmier is also in contention.
If you know why Valerie and Jeffrey are going to be no-shows, leave a comment below.