Videos are now available from the “CalPERS Candidates’ Forum,” moderated by the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County, on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in the CalPERS Auditorium. I sponsor these CalPERS forums as publisher of PERSWatch.net because I think there is far too little coverage of these important elections in the press. This is my attempt to help CalPERS member be more informed voters. I think there is some overlapping interest with readers of CorpGov.net, since CalPERS is such a leader in the field of corporate governance.
In the first round of the current election only 14% of members voted. Let’s hope more vote in the run-off. CalPERS members as of June 1, 2011 are eligible to vote in the runoff election. Ballot packages were mailed beginning June 30, 2011 and must be postmarked or received by CalPERS on or before July 28, 2011 in order to count. Unofficial election results will be available online in mid-August 2011. Below are links to documents previously posted by CalPERS and you can click on candidate names to go to their campaign sites.
Opening Forum Statements (transcript)
Question and Answer Session, Part 2 (transcript)
Question and Answer Session, Part 3 (transcript)
Closing Statements and Conclusion, Part 4 (transcript)