Local 1000 to Host CalPERS Board of Director Candidates Debate on August 17


SEIU Local 1000 members work in hundreds of different industries across California in hundreds of different roles, all focused on building a future for California that works for everyone. The future for all state workers, however, comes down to their pension, retirement, and health benefits, which are managed by the CalPERS Board of Administration.

In order to give state workers the opportunity to make their voices heard on these important matters, we’re hosting a CalPERS Board of Director Candidates Debate on August 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. While members will not be admitted due to the current COVID-19 resurgence, the event will be viewable at seiu1000.org and on Facebook Live.

The 13-person CalPERS board manages a $392.5 billion fund for more than 2 million members in the retirement system and 1.5 million members in the health program. This makes CalPERS the largest public pension fund in the nation, so with each member serving four-year terms after they are elected or appointed to their seat, the impacts of the board’s decisions are felt far and wide. Overall, CalPERS provides retirement benefits to 2,890 different employers, including the State of California, 1,563 other public agencies, and 1,326 school districts and charter schools.

The 2021 Member-at-Large election will see active and retired CalPERS members elect two representatives for the CalPERS Board of Administration. There are four candidates for these two positions, with each incumbent being challenged by one other candidate. David Miller, a Senior Environmental Scientist at the Department of Toxic Substances Control is being challenged by Tiffany Emon-Moran, a retired Police Detective for the City of San Bernardino. The other incumbent, Margaret Brown, is a retired Director of Business Services at Garden Grove Unified School District. Brown is being challenged by Jose Luis Pacheco, a SharePoint Developer and Administrator for the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District. The new terms of office begin January 16, 2022, and run through January 15, 2026.

With the inevitable impact this election will have on SEIU Local 1000 represented workers, we’re looking for questions from members to ask the four people running for office. It’s your money, and your future, so be sure your voice is heard. Send your questions to political@seiu1000.org today!