The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 26, 2011
CalPERS candidates face off tonight

CalPERS Board of Administration hopefuls will square off tonight at 6 p.m. to debate issues, answer questions and make their individual cases for election to the fund's guiding body.

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

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

The fund mailed out ballots on April 21. Members have until May 19 to vote and return them. The count will commence May 23. If no one receives a majority of the votes, the fund will conduct a runoff election between the top two candidates.

This April 14 post has more details about the candidates and a link to various election resources.

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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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