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2019 ACERA Board Election Results

The Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association held an election from November 14, 2019 through December 18, 2019 for three seats on the ACERA Board of Retirement for the calendar years 2020 through 2022: 

  • THIRD MEMBER representing the General Members,
  • SEVENTH MEMBER and ALTERNATE SEVENTH MEMBER representing the Safety Members,

Votes for the Board of Retirement election were counted on December 19, 2019 at the Registrar of Voters (ROV) office.

Votes Tally

Seventh and Alternate Seventh Member Election
Candidate Tally Percent
Dale E. Amaral 231 82.80%
Darryl Walker 48 17.20%
Total 279  

Voter turnout rate: 18.31%

Third Member Election
Candidate Tally Percent
George Wood 727 67.88%
Vishal Thacker 219 20.45%
Rhian Pierce-Jones 125 11.67%
Total 1,071  

Voter turnout rate: 8.71%

Results

The following candidates were declared elected to the Board of Retirement by the ROV.

Candidate Declared Elected to Position
Dale E. Amaral Seventh Member to Represent the Safety Members
Darryl Walker Alternate Seventh Member to Represent the Safety Members
George Wood Third Member to Represent the General Members

All elected trustees will serve a 3-year term commencing January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2022.

Uncontested Race for Retiree Representative Seats

The nomination period for the 2019 Board of Retirement election closed on September 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Liz Koppenhaver, the incumbent Eighth Member, and Nancy Reilly, the incumbent Alternate Eighth Member, were the only people to submit the required nomination papers and be certified as a candidates for the elections for the respective seats to represent the Retired Members on the Board of Retirement. Pursuant to Government Code Section 31523 and ACERA’s Board Election Policy, the Board of Supervisors directed the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to cast a unanimous ballot in favor of the nominated members. Both Ms. Koppenhaver and Ms. Reilly will serve a 3-year term to represent the Retired Members on the Board of Retirement, commencing January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2022.

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