Pension Funds

Jason Perez to replace Priya Mathur on CalPERS board

Jason Perez was elected to represent active public agency members in California on the CalPERS Board of Administration, according to unofficial results reported by the $361.6 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System, Sacramento.

If election results are certified by Alex Padilla, California secretary of state, Mr. Perez will replace Priya Mathur on the 13-member board, according to a news release from CalPERS. Ms. Mathur, who also serves as board president, received 43% of the vote vs. 57% for Mr. Perez.

The board will vote on a new president at its meeting Jan. 22-24, a CalPERS spokeswoman said. Ms. Mathur's term on the board ends Jan. 15.

Two other seats were up for re-election this year. Theresa Taylor, vice president and secretary-treasurer for Service Employees International Union Local 1000 and the state member representative, and Rob Feckner, a glazing specialist for the Napa Valley Unified School District and the school member representative, each ran unopposed. Their results were certified by Mr. Padilla on June 8.

Mr. Perez is a sergeant for the Corona Police Department and president of the department's police officer association.

The board sets policy for retirement and health benefits for CalPERS.