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Theresa Taylor and Kevin Palkki Named to the CalPERS Board; Nominees Named for Retiree Seat

Taylor will serve active state members, while Palkki will serve active school members.

Two CalPERS Board seats that were up for election this fall have been filled after the candidates ran unopposed.

Theresa Taylor will remain on the board as the representative for state members. A board member since 2015, Ms. Taylor is currently in her second term and will serve an additional four-year term beginning January 16, 2023.

Kevin Palkki joins the board as the school member representative, filling the seat long held by Rob Feckner. He’ll be sworn in January 16, 2023, and hold the seat until January 15, 2027.

Election results for the state and school member seats will be official upon certification by the Secretary of State.

Special Election for Retiree Seat

Three candidates will vie for the vacant retired member board seat in a special election this fall. The candidates for the retired position are:

  • Tim Behrens – Department of Developmental Services
  • Randall Cheek – California State Lottery
  • Yvonne Walker – Department of Justice

Ballots for the retiree seat election will be mailed August 26, and votes must be received by September 26. Only eligible retired CalPERS members (excluding survivors and beneficiaries) will be able to vote online, by phone, or by mail in this election.

Learn more about the board elections and candidates.