May 18, 2018

Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Contact: Jeanie Esajian, Information Officer
(916) 795-3991 - newsroom@calpers.ca.gov

Public Agency Members to Vote; Two Candidates Run Unopposed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – CalPERS is conducting one election this fall for the public agency representative seat on the CalPERS Board of Administration. Elections for the school and state board member representative seats will not be conducted since incumbents Theresa Taylor and Rob Feckner were unopposed.

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.

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 online, by phone, or by mail.

The candidates for public agency member position are:

  • Priya Mathur (incumbent), Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • Jason Perez, Corona Police Department

Taylor represents state members on the board while Feckner represents school members.

A public random drawing will determine the order of the names on the ballot. The drawing will be held on June 5 at 9:00 am at CalPERS Headquarters, Lincoln Plaza North, 400 Q Street, Room 1160, Sacramento, CA.

Information on the upcoming board election and resources for members and candidates are available at www.calpers.ca.gov/boardelection.

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 $354 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.