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2020 LACERA GENERAL & RETIRED MEMBER ELECTIONS

The 2020 LACERA General and Retired Member elections are now being held to elect the Second and Eighth Members of the Board of Investments, and the Eighth Member of the Board of Retirement.

General and Retired Members are now able to cast their vote online or by telephone beginning on August 5, 2020 through August 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. On August 5, 2020, eligible General Members who have County email addresses and eligible Retired Members with an email address on file with LACERA will be sent login credentials to access the online and telephonic voting system.

Eligible voters who do not have a valid email address were sent login credentials by U.S. mail on August 3, 2020.

2020 CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

Please review the powers and duties and Candidate Statements prior to casting your vote. Click on the candidate names below to review their Candidate Statement:

General Member Candidates:

Second Member, Board of Investments

  1. Glenda Lisbeth Quintanilla
  2. David Green

Retired Member Candidates:

Eighth Member, Board of Investments

  1. Norman Johnson
  2. Joseph Kelly

Eighth Member, Board of Retirement

  1. Leslie Les Robbins
  2. Deborah Cotton Thomas

IMPORTANT ELECTION INFORMATION

Active General Members of LACERA in service on April 15, 2020, and Retired Members of LACERA who retired on or before April 15, 2020, will be eligible to vote in this election.

A Message to Retired Members:

Paper ballots requested by Retired Members eligible to vote in this election were mailed on August 3, 2020. An eligible Retired Member who does not receive their requested paper ballot by August 10, 2020 or has made a mistake on their original ballot and wishes to correct it, shall notify the Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors on or before August 14, 2020.  All requests for a duplicate ballot shall be made in writing, including the voter’s printed name, current mailing address, signature, and an explanation as to why a duplicate ballot is being requested. Duplicate ballot requests should be submitted via email to LACERA_Election@bos.lacounty.gov or by mail to:

ATTN: LACERA Elections

Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors

500 W. Temple Street #383

Los Angeles, CA 90012

A Message to General Members:

Eligible voters who do not receive their initial credential by email or U.S. mail by August 7, 2020, should contact their Departmental Election Coordinator found here. No paper ballots will be mailed to General Members.

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

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.