The terms of office of the Third Member of the Board of Investments and the Third Member of the Board of Retirement of the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) will expire on December 31, 2021. The General Members of LACERA elect these Board Members. On April 20, 2021, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution establishing the procedures for the election for these seats for three-year terms commencing January 1, 2022. The elections will begin on August 5, 2021 and conclude on August 31, 2021.

Any County employee who is a candidate in this election is a candidate in his or her personal capacity and may not use County time or County resources to further his or her campaign. Any candidate who violates this provision, or has others violate this provision on behalf of his or her candidacy, is subject to discipline, including discharge from County employment.

Eligible voters will be able to cast their votes either online or by telephone beginning August 5, 2021, through the closing of the election on August 31, 2021. The online voting and telephone system will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, during the voting period.

Eligible voters in this election who either have County or verified Outside Agency email addresses will receive login credentials and voting instructions emailed to their email address on August 5, 2021. Eligible voters without a valid email address will receive login credentials and voter information by U.S. mail that will be mailed no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 3, 2021.



General Member Candidates:

3rd Member, Board of Investments:

  1. Johnnetta L. Sanders
  2. Herman Bermudez Santos

3rd Member, Board of Retirement:

  1. Vivian H. Gray
  2. Johnnetta L. Sanders

Additional Information:

Adopted Board Letter and Resolution

Departmental Election Coordinators

Powers and Duties

Other Related Links:

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association


For questions related to the election, please contact us at  LACERA_Election@bos.lacounty.gov  or  (213) 974-1093

LACERA Background Information

State law requires that the Board of Supervisors conduct an election to fill vacant or expired seats on the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) Board of Investments and Board of Retirement. LACERA is a public entity separate from the County that was created to provide retirement, disability and death benefits to County employees. The primary objective of the Executive Office in coordinating the LACERA board member elections is to ensure that elections are conducted in an equitable manner in accordance with established procedures, and to ensure that all eligible LACERA members have the opportunity to participate in the election process. The Conflict of Interest/Lobbyist Division staff of the Executive Office is responsible for coordinating the elections to select LACERA board members. LACERA is comprised of two managing boards, the Board of Investments and the Board of Retirement. For additional information you may visit LACERA Boards. The Board of Investments has nine members. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appoints five members, and four members are elected by the LACERA membership. Two of the elected members are General Members, one is a Safety Member, and one is a Retired Member. The Board of Retirement is comprised of nine members and two alternate members. Five members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and six are elected by the LACERA membership. The six elected members are comprised of two General Members, two Retired Members, one of whom is an Alternate Member of the board, and two Safety Members, one of whom is also an Alternate Member of the board.

  • General member is a person who is working at least three-quarter time as a permanent employee for the County or for an outside district, and who is earning service credit in a retirement plan.
  • Safety member is a permanent employee of Los Angeles County working three-quarter time or more in firefighting, forestry, lifeguarding, or law enforcement (including District Attorney Investigators).
  • Retired member is a former County or outside district employee who has taken either a service retirement or a disability retirement.