CalPERS Announces Candidate Forum for 2018 Board Election
August 21, 2018
Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Contact: Melinda Beer
(916) 795-3991 - email@example.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – CalPERS members are invited to attend the CalPERS Board of Administration Candidate Forum on Wednesday, September 5.
The forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters. It will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at CalPERS Auditorium, 400 P Street, Sacramento. For those who cannot attend in person, the forum will be streamed live on the CalPERS website, www.calpers.ca.gov. It will also be posted for later viewing.
Ballots will be mailed August 31 and votes must be received by October 1. Only eligible active public agency members will be able to vote, using the three convenient methods of online, by phone, or by mail.
The candidates for the public agency member position invited to speak at the forum are:
- Jason Perez, Corona Police Department
- Priya Mathur (incumbent), Bay Area Rapid Transit
Two other board members were unopposed in their re-election bids: Theresa Taylor represents state members while Rob Feckner represents classified school members. All three newly-elected members will begin their terms January 16, 2019.
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 Pension Fund.
Information on the upcoming board election and resources for members and employers are available at www.calpers.ca.gov/boardelection.
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 $359 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.