The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 31, 2009
Who's in, who's out for CalPERS' candidates forum

Here's the latest on who is in and who isn't participating in Wednesday's CalPERS Board of Administration candidates forum, co-sponsored by The Bee and PERSWatch:

Cathy Hackett's campaign has told PERSWatch's Jim McRitchie that she will be out of town and unable to attend. Dennis Yates , who had committed earlier, has dropped out.

Inderjit Kallirai will attend, McRitchie tells us. So here's how things stand as of this afternoon:

J.J. Jelincic
Inderjit Singh Kallirai
Muriel Strand

Cathy Hackett
Kurato Shimada
Dennis Yates

No response
Dan T. Villella

The forum is set for the Dante Club (click here for a map) on Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It's open to the public and audience members will submit questions during the first part of the forum . The League of Women Voters is moderating. Bee editorial board member Ginger Rutland and columnist Dan Walters will ask questions of the candidates.

We hope you'll attend. For more information, click here for what PERSWatch is saying about the event. And click here for earlier TSW forum posts, including a survey of the candidates.

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