The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 1, 2009
Four candidates committed to CalPERS board candidates forum

Here's the latest on who's in and who's out for Wednesday's CalPERS Board of Administration candidates forum, co-sponsored by The Bee and PERSWatch:

J.J. Jelincic
Inderjit Singh Kallirai
Muriel Strand
Dennis Yates

Cathy Hackett
Kurato Shimada
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., and it's open to the public. If you attend, you'll have a chance to submit questions for discussion during the first part of the forum. The League of Women Voters is moderating.

Bee editorial board member Ginger Rutland and political columnist Dan Walters also will ask questions of the candidates. Your humble TSW blogger/columnist/reporter will be there, too. Hope to see you there.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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