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.

CalPERS Board Member-at-Large Election Results

David Miller was declared the unofficial winner of Position A on the CalPERS Board of Administration, while Position B will go to a runoff election next month because no candidate received a majority of the votes cast.

In the vote for the Position B seat, the top two vote getters, Incumbent Michael Bilbrey and challenger Margaret Brown, will face each other in a runoff election.

All results are considered unofficial until formal certification by the California Secretary of State.

The unofficial election results indicate Miller received 77,316 votes for Position A, which represents 63.71 percent of the votes cast during the voting period of September 1 through October 2, 2017. Michael Flaherman received 44,041 votes, or 36.29 percent.

Bilbrey received 49,801 votes, which represents 40.82 percent of the ballots cast for Position B, and Brown received 43,132 votes, or 35.35 percent of the ballots cast for that position. A drawing will be held to determine ballot position for the runoff election.

Ballots for the runoff for Position B will be mailed on November 10. Votes must be received by December 11, 2017.

Miller and the winner of the runoff will each serve four-year terms beginning January 16, 2018.

Miller has served as a state regulator, labor leader, and mediator and is employed by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Bilbrey joined the CalPERS Board in 2011 and is completing his second term. He is employed by Citrus Community College. Brown works for the Garden Grove Unified School District.

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

Ballot packages will be mailed November 10, and votes must be received by December 11, 2017. Eligible members will be able to 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 will be 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. However, no candidate for Position B received a majority vote, leading to a runoff between the top two vote getters. The terms of office for both Position A and Position B begin on January 16, 2018 and run through January 15, 2022.

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
Employer: Citrus Community College
Job Classification: Bookstore Operations Coordinator

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

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.

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.

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.

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