The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 5, 2013
CalPERS' board candidates to face off today

100607 CALPERS HQ.JPGSix candidates vying for two seats on the California Public Employees' Retirement System's governing board will meet for a forum today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the fund's Sacramento headquarters.

The discussion, open to the public and presented by the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County, will be held in the CalPERS auditorium at 400 P Street and streamed live online..

Three candidates are running against incumbent J.J. Jelincic for the first seat: Andrew Hopkins, Lorenzo Rios and Kumar Sah. For the second seat, Harvey Robinson opposes incumbent Michael Bilbrey.

Terms for both positions on the fund's 13-member Board of Administration run from Jan. 16, 2014, through Jan. 15, 2018.

CalPERS mailed out election ballots to members last week. To be counted, the ballots must be either postmarked or received by CalPERS no later than Sept. 27.

Click here for CalPERS' webpage with more details about the election, material about the candidates and information about the Board of Administration.

PHOTO: The tower at CalPERS' Sacramento headquarters. The Sacramento Bee/Jay Mather

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