ERS Trustee Elections and Appointments

Section 815.003(d) of the Texas Government Code states that before August 31 of each odd-numbered year, the Board of Trustees (Board) of the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) is required to hold an election for the members and retirees of the system to nominate and elect a trustee.

Appointment of new trustee

John R. Rutherford headshotJohn R. Rutherford

In May 2022, Gov. Greg Abbott appointed John R. Rutherford, a former energy and finance executive, to fill one of the three appointed ERS Board of Trustees seats.

Rutherford’s term ends August 31, 2024.

Visit the Trustees webpage to learn more about Mr. Rutherford.