The CalPERS Board consists of 13 members who are elected, appointed, or hold office ex officio for four-year terms. Their decisions affect all active and retired members.

2017 Member-at-Large Runoff Election: November 10 - December 11

Ballot packages were mailed November 10, and votes must be received by December 11, 2017. Eligible members can cast their vote one of three ways: Online, by phone, or by mail. All three voting options are convenient, secure, and easy to use. Instructions on how to vote are included in your ballot package.

This runoff election is being held to fill the representative seat known as Position B on the CalPERS Board of Administration. Position A was decided in an earlier election with David Miller declared the official winner. However, no candidate for Position B received a majority vote, leading to a runoff between two candidates who received the most votes. The terms of office for both Position A and Position B begin on January 16, 2018 and run through January 15, 2022.

Employer Toolkit

Spread the word about the upcoming runoff election. Find promotional material, email templates, and other resources in our updated Board Runoff Election Employer Toolkit.

Election Process

Recently, comments have been raised about the current Board election process. The process and three voting methods now used — paper ballot, online and phone — are legal and adhere to all applicable state laws and regulations. Read some key facts (PDF).

Candidate Statements

Candidate Statements for the runoff election are available in both video and written form. Find out their desire and qualifications to become a board member.

Position B

Michael Bilbrey

Margaret Brown

1127 11th Street, Suite 346
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (818) 502-3869
Email
Employer: Citrus Community College
Job Classification: Bookstore Operations Coordinator

7725 Gateway
Irvine, CA 92618-5842
Phone: (949) 616-6150
Email
Employer: Garden Grove Unified School District
Job Classification: Director Business Services

Voter Eligibility

If you are a CalPERS member active as of October 1, 2017 or a retired member whose effective date of retirement is on or before October 1, 2017, you are eligible to vote in this runoff election. Survivors and beneficiaries are excluded from voting.

Votes Received

The number of votes received will be updated on a weekly basis throughout the voting period.

Ballot Count

As of

Online

By Phone

By Mail

Total

November 17

15,226

2,359

5,660

23,245

November 24*

7,525

1,092

63,196

71,813

December 1

2,210

356

31,329

33,895

December 8

2,241

396

9,067

11,704

Total

27,202

4,203

109,252

140,657

*Votes received by November 24, 2017 will be posted on November 27, 2017.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Board election process or need further assistance, email the CalPERS Board Election Office or call (916) 795-3007.

Upcoming Elections

Year

Election

2018

State, School, Public Agency Member

2019

Retired Member