Board of Trustees election – Meet your candidates

Board of Trustees election – Meet your candidates

May 1, 2019
The following candidates for the ERS Board of Trustees election were certified on April 22 at ERS:
  • Brian Richard Barth, Texas Department of Transportation
  • Cora Bennett, Texas Juvenile Justice Department 

What do you want to know?

The candidates will answer members’ questions at the Board of Trustees candidate forum on Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m. CT at the William B. Travis Building at 1701 Congress Ave in Austin, Room 1-111.

If you can’t attend in person, consider watching the forum online—it will stream live on the ERS website. Voters, including those watching online, can ask the candidates questions during the forum. 

If you’d like to send a question ahead of time, do so through our online form or on the ERS Facebook page. We will ask the candidates as many questions as time permits during the forum. If we don’t get to your question, it’s because we ran out of time.

ERS will provide a recording of the forum on the website throughout the voting period.  

Voting starts on Friday, May 10 and ends Friday, June 14. The candidate who gets the most votes will be the new trustee. Look for more information about the election and the candidates in upcoming issues of News About Your Benefits, on the ERS website and in the election packet ERS will mail to you.

Who can vote in the election? 

  • Retirees who get monthly annuity payments from ERS
  • Active state agency employees 
  • Former state agency employees who still have money in the Trust Fund.
ERS will certify results on July 11. The new Board member’s term will begin September 1, 2019.

For more information, visit the 2019 Board of Trustees election page.