In accordance with the Board of Retirement’s Election Procedures, four members of the Board are elected directly by the KCERA membership. General members vote for candidates to fill the Second Member and Third Member seats. Safety members vote to fill the Seventh Member seat. Retired members vote to fill the Eighth Member seat. (Safety and retired members also elect one alternate each.)
Elected trustees serve a three-year term, at the end of which is an election. Incumbent trustees may choose to run for another term as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements of the board seat. When a candidate runs unopposed (i.e., no one else applies), that person is said to be “appointed in lieu of an election.”
2018 Election Results
An election was held on November 20, 2018 to fill the Second Member, Seventh Member and Seventh Alternate Member seats. Only one general member applied for the Second Member General seat, therefore Juan Gonzalez was appointed in lieu of election. Rick Kratt and Devin Simmons were elected by safety members to the Seventh Member and Seventh Alternate Member seats, respectively. The trustees’ terms on the Board of Retirement will begin on January 1, 2019 and end on December 31, 2021.
Click here to view the certified election results.