Michael Bilbrey is the apparent winner of a special runoff election to fill a vacancy on the 13-member CalPERS Board of Administration.
According to the unofficial vote count, Bilbrey received 117,034 votes, while Richard Ross received 78,718 votes. The result is not official until certified by the California Secretary of State’s Office.
Bilbrey and Ross were among a field of eight candidates vying for a member-at-large board seat following the resignation of Kurato Shimada, who left under something of a cloud last August. A runoff election was held after no candidate received the majority of votes in the first round of the election that took place earlier this spring. CalPERS regulations, adopted with the support of PERSWatch.net, require the winning candidate to receive a majority of the votes cast.
Bilbrey, a Vice President with the California School Employees Association, will seve out the remainder of the term vacated by Shimada, which ends on January 15, 2014. Learn more about Bilbrey at his campaign web site, bilbrey4calpers.com.