2019 LACERA Safety Member Elections

The term of office for the Seventh Member and the Alternate Safety Member of the Board of Retirement, and the Fourth Member of the Board of Investments will expire on December 31, 2019. Please click on each Candidate's name to review their Candidate Statement below

  1. Fourth Member, Board of Investments
    1. Shawn R. Kehoe
    2. Will Pryor
    3. Powers and Duties-BOI
  2. Seventh Member, Board of Retirement
    1. Will Prior
    2. Shawn R. Kehoe
    3. Powers and Duties-BOR

For the first time, voters will be able to cast their votes either online or by telephone. The online and telephone voting systems will be available August 5, 2019, through August 30, 2019. On August 5, 2019, eligible Safety members with valid County email addresses will be sent individualized login credentials to access the ballot. There will be no paper ballots sent out for this election.


Final Count


Election Coordinators and Alternates:

Department Name Phone Email
District Attorney – Primary Medik Aghamalian 213-257-2735 maghamal@da.lacounty.gov
District Attorney – Alternate Raymond Carson 213-257-2737 rcarson@da.lacounty.gov
Fire – Primary Martha Corona 323-881-3035 Martha.corona@fire.lacounty.gov
Fire – Alternate Angie Pina 323-415-8217 Angelina.pina@fire.lacounty.gov
Parks & Rec – Primary Chris Graham 213-216-6317      cgraham@parks.lacounty.gov
Parks & Rec – Alternate      
Sheriff – Primary Debra Ray      213-229-3150 dlray@lasd.org     
Sheriff - Alternate Judith Smith  213-229-3156 jmsmith@lasd.org

Additional Information:

Adopted Board Letter
Election Notice

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.