The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 9, 2009
Jelincic, Hackett face runoff for CalPERS board; Shimada wins outright

The votes for the two at-large seats on CalPERS Board of Administration have been tabulated. The results:

Seat A
J.J. Jelincic - 71,197 (36.8 percent)
Cathy Hackett - 54,934 (28.4 percent)
Dan Villella - 34,628 (17.9 percent)
Dennis Yates - 25,203 (13.0 percent)
Muriel Strand - 7,651 (3.9 percent)
Total votes - 193,613

Seat B
Kurato Shimada - 155,170 (83.3 percent)
Inderjit Singh Kallirai - 31,080 (16.7 percent)
Total votes - 182,250

Since no one running for Seat A won a majority of votes, Jelincic and Hackett face a runoff. The ballots will go out Nov. 9 with a Dec. 4 deadline.

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