Board Elections

2020 State Position Election to the PERA Board of Trustees

It’s that time of the year again! Three Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Board of Trustees are up for election this year: a state, municipal and retiree member seat.

The municipal and retiree member candidates submitted the required amount of valid nomination petitions but unfortunately, there were not enough submitted by the state member candidates. This may be due to the declaration of a public health emergency and stay at home order in the State of New Mexico by Executive Order 2020-004.

During the May 2020 Board Meeting, the PERA Board voted that it is with good cause to extend the timeline for the 2020 Board election for the state member position; Resolution No. 20-06, which shall be held in accordance with PERA Rule 2.80.200 NMAC. The results of the Municipal and Retiree election shall be certified at the PERA annual meeting on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Below is information on the candidates for the State seat. PERA hopes you will take time to get to get to know the candidates and to vote. The PERA Board of Trustees make important decisions on behalf of almost 90,000 active and retired members like yourself. The Board also oversees the $15 billion Trust Fund from which retirement benefits are paid and agency operations are funded.

Automated Election Services (AES) will mail out ballots to eligible New Mexico State Employees on November 10, 2020. Ballots must be received by the Rio Rancho Post Office by noon on December 10, 2020 to be counted. Ballots received after this date are invalid and will not count toward the election results. Please make sure you vote early so your vote will count.

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