Board Elections

2020 Election to the PERA Board of Trustees

It’s that time of the year again! There are three seats on the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Board of Trustees 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 shall be certified at the PERA annual meeting on Thursday, October 29, 2020, or as such meeting is continued thereafter.

Nominating petitions for one (1) state member position for a four-year term on the Public Employees Retirement Board will be available from Automated Election Services (1-800-833-5568 ext. 6534) beginning on Monday, June 1, 2020. Nominating petitions with original signatures must be received at Automated Election Services, 7000 Zenith Ct., Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144-6467 by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020 to be counted. We highly encourage state employees to consider running for this important PERA Board position.

Below is information on the candidates for the municipal and retiree seats. 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 members on August 7, 2020. Ballots must be received by the Rio Rancho Post Office by noon on September 18, 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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