Board Elections

2022 Election to the PERA Board of Trustees

Automated Election Services (“AES”) verified the candidates for the 2022 PERA Board election. The PERA Board accepted AES’s nominating petition counts on April 28, 2022.

State Position

Tony J. Garcia submitted more than the required 150 valid nominations necessary to be an eligible candidate for the PERA Board State Member position. AES verified that there were no other candidates for the PERA Board State 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 State Member position election for 2022 and declared Tony J. Garcia the winner. Mr. Garcia will start his term of office in January 2023.

Municipal Position

Augustine Romero, 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 2022 and declared Augustine Romero the winner. Mr. Romero will start his term of office in January 2023.

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