The new term of office for both positions will begin on Jan. 16, 2015, and run through Jan. 15, 2019.
To inform voters, CalPERS will also host a Candidate Forum to provide candidates the opportunity to deliver remarks and answer questions from the audience. The forum will be sponsored and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at CalPERS Headquarters Auditorium located at 400 P Street, Sacramento. A live webcast of the event will be available for those who are unable to attend in person and a copy of the webcast will be archived online afterwards.
The candidates for the state member position are:
Theresa L. Taylor
Iqbal S. Badwalz
The candidates for the public agency member position are:
Priya Sara Mathur (incumbent)
Ballots mailed to eligible, active state and public agency CalPERS members must be received by Sept. 29, to be counted. In the event that no candidate receives a majority of votes (50 percent of votes cast plus one), a runoff election will be held between the top two candidates beginning Nov. 7. Final results of the runoff election will be determined beginning Dec. 8.
For more information about the election, including details of the forum and access to the live webcast, please visit our 2014 Board Member Election
CalPERS is the largest public pension fund in the U.S., with approximately $300 billion in assets. CalPERS administers health and retirement benefits on behalf of 3,089 public school, local agency, and state employers. There are nearly 1.7 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and more than 1.3 million members in its health plans. For more information about CalPERS visit www.calpers.ca.gov