The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is currently accepting nomination petitions for three elected positions on the CalSTRS Board.
Petitions with the signatures of at least 250 eligible active members are due to the CalSTRS headquarters in West Sacramento by 5 p.m. March 4, 2011.
The three representative positions are:
- Pre K-12 (non-administrator). This representative must be a pre K-12 educator who is not an administrator.
- Pre K-12 (inclusive). This representative for pre K-12 may be an administrator.
- Community College. This representative must be an active member employed by a community college.
Candidates will be operating under new campaign reporting laws enacted by the Legislature in 2010. Senate Bill 1007 requires candidates, campaign committees, and other entities making contributions or incurring expenses on behalf of CalSTRS Board candidates to comply with regulations for elected state officials under the Political Reform Act of 1974.
Information regarding the petitions and the election process can be found on the CalSTRS website or by contacting the CalSTRS Election Coordinator at (916) 414-1411. Ballots are mailed to eligible members October 1, 2011 and are due November 30, 2011. Members can cast votes by mail, phone or Internet. The elected Board terms run from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015.
CalSTRS is the second largest public pension fund in the US and maintains an active corporate governance program.