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2011 PERS Board Election Results

The following information provides the results of the 2011 elections for representatives to the PERS Board of Trustees:

William O’Brien – State representative term July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014

Leon Flanagan – Municipal representative term July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014

Suzanna Buriani-DeSantis – County representative term July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014

2012 PERS Board Election Information

Notices for the next election cycle will be distributed through employers in the fall of 2011, which will provide interested candidates with instructions for obtaining nominating information at that time.

Nominations are now being received for one elected “State” position to the Board of Trustees of the PERS, whose term will expire as of June 30, 2012* and the remaining term of one elected “Municipal” position to the Board of Trustees of the PERS, which term will expire as of June 30, 2013.**  The general responsibility for the operation of the PERS is vested in the Board of Trustees under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 43:15A-17.  The Board meets monthly at the Division of Pensions and Benefits in Trenton.  The statute provides that no employee shall suffer loss of salary or wages because of serving on the Board.  A member who wishes to be a candidate for one of the above positions must be an active or retired member of the PERS and must be nominated by at least 500 active PERS members.  Only State employees may petition for State Representative and only Municipal employees may petition for Municipal Representative.  Instructions for the nominating process are available upon receipt of a written request to the Secretary of the PERS Board of Trustees.  Nominations must be registered on or before 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2012.  Election ballots will be mailed to employers on or about April 2, 2012 for prompt distribution to their employee members of the PERS.  All qualified candidates will be invited to attend the drawing by lot for position on the ballot, if necessary, on February 15, 2012.

For Distribution: Election Notice Adobe PDF (18K)  


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