CalPERS Announces Candidates for Fall 2019 Board Election

Retired Members May Vote Beginning August 30

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – CalPERS is conducting one election this fall for the retired member representative seat on the CalPERS Board of Administration.

The 13-member CalPERS Board of Administration sets policy for retirement and health benefits on behalf of California public employers, and their active and retired employees. The board also oversees asset allocation of the pension fund’s investments. Under the California Constitution, the CalPERS Board has exclusive authority to administer the CalPERS Pension Fund.

Ballots will be mailed August 30 and votes must be received by September 30. Only retired CalPERS members (excluding survivors and beneficiaries) will be able to vote online, by phone, or by mail.

The candidates for the retired member position are:

  • Joseph (JJ) Jelincic
  • Henry Jones (incumbent)

A public random drawing will determine the order of the names on the ballot. The drawing will be held on June 4 at 9:00 a.m. at CalPERS Headquarters, Lincoln Plaza North, 400 Q Street, Room 1160, Sacramento, CA.

Information on the upcoming board election and resources for members and candidates are available on our Board Elections page.

About CalPERS

For more than eight decades, CalPERS has built retirement and health security for state, school, and public agency members who invest their lifework in public service. Our pension fund serves more than 1.9 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers benefits for more than 1.5 million members and their families in our health program, making us the largest defined-benefit public pension in the U.S. CalPERS’ total fund market value currently stands at approximately $358 billion. For more information, visit

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