The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 6, 2010
CalPERS sets special election for vacant board seat

Thumbnail image for 100806 ballot-box.jpgCalPERS has scheduled a special election to fill the seat held by Kurato Shimada before his resignation in late August. The term runs through Jan. 15, 2014.

Candidates have until Jan. 6 to submit candidate statement forms. CalPERS will send out member ballots on April 21 with a May 19 deadline to return them.

Active members employed by a CalPERS-covered agency or retirees can run for the member-at-large seat on the board. Click here for the rules.


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