August 31, 2018

Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Contact: Melinda Beer
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Challenger Perez Faces Incumbent Mathur; Candidate Forum September 5

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – CalPERS active public agency members can expect a blue envelope in their mailboxes in the next few days that contains their ballot for the fall election.

Challenger Jason Perez of the Corona Police Department and incumbent Priya Mathur of Bay Area Rapid Transit are running for the Public Agency representative seat on the CalPERS Board of Administration.

Perez and Mathur also will have the opportunity to share their positions on issues during a Candidate Forum set for September 5 in the CalPERS Auditorium, 400 P Street, Sacramento. The Forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County and is set for 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For those who cannot attend in person, the forum will be livestreamed on the CalPERS website and posted there for later viewing at

The 13-member CalPERS Board of Administration sets policy for retirement and health benefits on behalf of California public employers, and their active and retired employees. The board also oversees asset allocation of the pension fund's investments. Under the California Constitution, the CalPERS Board has exclusive authority to administer the CalPERS Fund.

Active public agency members, which include cities, counties, and special districts, may vote online, by phone, or by mail. Voting instructions are included in the ballot package, along with information about each candidate. Votes must be received by October 1. The newly elected member will take his or her seat on January 16, 2019 to begin a four-year term.

Active members who do not receive ballots by September 7 should call (888) 492-4763 to ask for a replacement ballot.

Information on the upcoming board election and resources for members and candidates are available at

About CalPERS

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 1.9 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers benefits for more than 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 $362 billion. For more information, visit