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.

Brown Wins Runoff Election; Will Join Miller on the Board in January

Margaret Brown was declared the unofficial winner in a runoff election for a seat on the CalPERS Board of Administration, besting incumbent Michael Bilbrey. Voting closed December 11 and ballots were counted December 12. Results are considered unofficial until certified by the California Secretary of State.

The runoff election was 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.

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).

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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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