Board Elections

2021 Election to the PERA Board of Trustees

Automated Election Services (“AES”) verified the election results for the 2021 PERA Board election. The PERA Board accepted AES’s election report and certified the results on September 30, 2021. Click here for the election report and results.

State Position

Claudia Armijo, NM State Treasurer's Office and Interim Executive Director of NM Work and $ave Program won the election with 1,861 votes. Ms. Armijo was appointed by the PERA Board to fill the vacant State Board position on September 30, 2021.

Municipal Position

Valerie Barela, City of Albuquerque, submitted more than the required 150 valid nominations necessary to be an eligible candidate for the PERA Board Municipal Member position. AES verified that there were no other candidates for the PERA Board Municipal Member position who met the requirement to have a minimum of 150 valid nominations. PERA Rule 2.80.200.70(A)(6) NMAC states that if only one person is nominated for a non-retired Board member position, the election shall be cancelled and that person will automatically be declared the winner for the position. As a result, the PERA Board cancelled the Municipal Member position election for 2021 and declared Ms. Barela the winner. Ms. Barela will start her term of office in January 2022.

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