CalPERS Candidate Forum: September 16, 2014

CalPERS Candidate Forum to be held in the auditorium

CalPERS Auditorium Looking Toward Board Seats

Please attend the upcoming CalPERS Candidate Forum. Sorry, I haven’t been keeping this site up but have concentrated on Corporate Governance. However, another election cycle is coming up at CalPERS. State and local government employees will each elect a candidate. Retirees can’t vote for any of the candidates running in the current election cycle. However, once elected, they will make decisions that impact all of us.

Everyone attending will  have an opportunity to ask candidates tough questions, which they will answer to a live audience and a much larger audience expected to view videos once posted on the Internet.

CalPERS Candidate Forum

Please attend. If members don’t show an interest in these Candidate forums, CalPERS won’t hold them in the future. You can’t vote. However, you can volunteer to help the candidate(s) of your choice.

More About the Election

An election is being held to fill the state and public agency member representatives for the CalPERS Board of Administration. The term of the incumbents, George Diehr (state) and Priya Sara Mathur (public agency), will expire on January 15, 2015. The new term of office will begin on January 16, 2015, and run through January 15, 2019.

The election for the school Board Member representative seat will not be conducted because the incumbent, Rob Feckner, is unopposed.

You are eligible to vote in this election if you are a CalPERS member active as of July 1, 2014. A ballot package will be mailed to your home address on August 29, 2014. Your ballot must be received by September 29, 2014.

History of CalPERS Candidate Forum  

Jim McRitchie personally paid to rent space for the initial CalPERS Forum. Later CalSTRS allowed him use of their auditorium. Recently, Forums have been sponsored by CalPERS and held in the CalPERS Auditorium.

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