The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 14, 2011
CalPERS board candidates forum set for April 26

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for 100607 CALPERS HQ.JPGCandidates vying for an open seat on the CalPERS Board of Administration will meet on April 26 at 6 p.m. to debate issues, answer questions and make their case for election.

The "CalPERS Candidates' Forum," moderated by the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County and sponsored by PERSWatch, will convene in the CalPERS Auditorium in Lincoln Plaza North, 400 P Street in Sacramento.

All eight candidates have confirmed that they'll attend, CalPERS says.

Ballots to members will go out April 21. They must be postmarked by May 19 to be included in the count that starts May 23. If no one receives a majority of the votes, the fund will conduct a runoff election between the top two candidates.

CalPERS' website has a section with more info about the candidates (listed below) and the election process.

Mischa Lorraine
Employer at Retirement: San Francisco BART District
Job Classification at Retirement: Principal Personnel Analyst

Richard H. Ross
Employer at Retirement: Gambling Control Commission
Job Classification at Retirement: CEA-Deputy Director, Compliance Division

Tom Johnson
Employer at Retirement: California Department of Veterans Affairs
Job Classification at Retirement: Secretary

Michael Bilbrey
Employer: Citrus Community College
Job Classification: Bookstore Operations Coordinator

Leslie A. Campbell
Employer at Retirement: San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Job Classification at Retirement: Director of Administration

David Miller
Employer: California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Job Classification: Senior Hazardous Substances Scientist

David Pollock
Employer: California School Boards Association
Job Classification: Sr. Director, Program Development

Donna J. Snodgrass
Employer at Retirement: California Department of Forestry
Job Classification at Retirement: Telecommunications Systems Analyst II

PHOTO: CalPERS headquarters in Sacramento. Sacramento Bee file.

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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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