Tuesday, September 8, 2009

CSUEU Endorses Jelincic and Shimada for CalPERS

CSUEU has endorsed JJ Jelincic and Kurato Shimada for seats on the CalPERS Board of Administration.

From CSUEU E-News:

CSUEU Announces CalPERS Board Endorsements

CSUEU has endorsed candidates for two at-large seats on the CalPERS Board of Administration: J.J. Jelincic for Seat A and Kurato Shimada for Seat B. CSUEU’s Board of Directors believes Jelincic and Shimada are the best qualified candidates to advocate on behalf of CSUEU-represented employees in CalPERS affairs.

Ballots will be mailed tomorrow and are due to CalPERS by October 2.

Jelincic, a CalPERS investment officer, has over 20 years of experience with the organization. Although he hasn’t held a CalPERS Board seat in the past, he’s known to CSUEU members as the two-term former president of the California State Employees Association.

Shimada, who is running for re-election, has served on the CalPERS board for 19 years. He has served as president of the California School Employees Association, which represents classified staff in public school districts, and was employed until retirement as Supervisor of Operations at the Oak Grove School District in San Jose. He chairs the CalPERS Benefits and Program Administration Committee, which makes recommendations to the CalPERS Board concerning retirement benefits and legislation.

The Board of Administration is comprised of 13 members. This year, the two at-large representatives’ seats are up for election. The successful candidates will hold their seats for four years and will join their colleagues in overseeing all business affairs of the world’s largest retirement system.


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