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CalPERS candidate forum is set for Sept. 5

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    The public is invited to learn more about the candidates running for Seat A and Seat B on the CalPERS Board of Administration by attending a candidate forum from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Robert C. Carlson Auditorium at  CalPERS Headquarters in Sacramento.

     Ballots were mailed Aug. 30 to the home addresses of CalPERS members eligible to vote in the election for the two open member-at-large positions. The voting period runs through Sept. 27 – the deadline for returning ballots to CalPERS.

     The forum is being moderated by the League of Women Voters of Sacramento to give the candidates the opportunity to deliver remarks and answer questions on important issues that relate to CalPERS and members’ retirement security.

The forum at CalPERS Headquarters, 400 P St. in Sacramento, will be webcast live and will be placed on the CalPERS website –


     For Seat A, California State Retirees endorses JJ Jelincic, CalPERS board member and employee and former president of California State Retirees Association. For Seat B, CSR endorses Harvey Robinson, who is on leave from his job as president of the Retired Public Employees Association and is a retiree from CalPERS.

The current terms of incumbents will expire on Jan. 15, 2014. The new term of office for both positions will begin on Jan. 16, 2014 and run through Jan. 15, 2018.

Results of the election will be determined during the week of Sept. 30. In event that no candidate receives a majority of votes (50 percent of votes cast plus one vote), a runoff election will be held between the top two candidates beginning on Nov. 8, 2013. Final results of the runoff election will be determined during the week of Dec. 9.

For more information about the election and candidates, including details about the forum and live webcast, visit www.calpers.ca.gov/boardelections

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