CalPERS' Board Election Underway as Voting Begins
August 27, 2021
Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Contact: Colin Steiner, Information Officer
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Ballots mailed; Candidate Forum September 8
Sacramento, Calif. – CalPERS active and retired members can expect a blue envelope that contains their ballot for the fall board election in their mailboxes in the next few days.
The election is for two Member-at-Large seats on the CalPERS Board of Administration.
Nominees for Position A are incumbent David Miller and challenger Tiffany Emon-Moran. Position B nominees are incumbent Margaret Brown and challenger Jose Luis Pacheco.
Active and retired members 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 September 27 to be counted. The newly elected members will take their seats on January 16, 2022, to begin a four-year term.
Members who do not receive ballots by September 3 should call (877) 610-8637 to ask for a replacement ballot.
The candidates will have the opportunity to share their positions on issues during an online Candidate Forum on September 8. The forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County and is scheduled for 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Questions for candidates may be submitted directly to the League by email during the forum. The forum will be livestreamed and posted for later viewing on the CalPERS website.
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.
Information on the upcoming board election and resources for members and candidates 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 2 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers benefits for more than 1.5 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 $488 billion. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov.