Perez Wins CalPERS Board Seat
October 4, 2018
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Two other board members were unopposed
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Jason Perez was declared the unofficial winner to represent active public agency members on the CalPERS Board of Administration.
Public agency members include members employed by cities, counties, and special districts.
Public agency election results are considered unofficial until formal certification by the California Secretary of State. Two incumbents ran unopposed for two other board seats up for re-election: Theresa Taylor, the state member representative, and Rob Feckner, the school member representative. Their election was officially certified by the Secretary of State on June 8, 2018.
The unofficial results indicate Perez received 9,208 votes, which represents 56.78 percent of the votes cast during the voting period of August 31 through October 1, 2018. His competitor, incumbent Priya Mathur received 7,008 votes, or 43.22 percent.
Perez is a sergeant for the Corona Police Department and president of his police officer association. He has been a CalPERS member for more than 27 years and this will be his first term.
Taylor is the principal compliance representative for the Franchise Tax Board. This will be her second term as the state board member.
Feckner is a glazing specialist for the Napa Valley Unified School District. This will be his sixth term as the school board member.
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.
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 www.calpers.ca.gov.