February 25, 2015

External Affairs
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Robert Udall Glazier, Deputy Executive Officer
Brad Pacheco, Chief, Office of Public Affairs
Contact: Amy Morgan, Information Officer

Election will determine retired member representative

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) will open the Board of Administration election for nominations to the retired member representative position on March 23, 2015. Retired CalPERS members must meet specific eligibility requirements to run in this election.

The term of incumbent Henry Jones will expire on January 15, 2016. The new term of office will begin on January 16, 2016 and run through January 15, 2020.

Nomination petition information and instructions for candidacy will be made available on the CalPERS website on March 23, 2015. Nomination petitions must be submitted to CalPERS no later than May 14, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. to meet the deadline.

Under the California Constitution, the CalPERS Board sets policy and oversees the administration of retirement and health benefits.

For more information on the election, visit our Board Member Election webpage.

For more than eight decades, CalPERS has built retirement and health security for state, school, and public agency members who invest their lifework in public service. Our pension fund serves more than 1.7 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers benefits for nearly 1.4 million members and their families in our health program, making us the largest defined-benefit public pension in the U.S. CalPERS’ total fund market value currently stands at approximately $300.5 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.