ERS certifies Board candidate

June 07, 2021

Neika ClarkThe Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) in June will certify Neika Clark, a training specialist with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, to fill the ERS Board of Trustees seat currently held by Ilesa Daniels, whose term ends August 31.

The certification follows the Board’s May approval of a new rule that allows the ERS to cancel a trustee election if there is only one eligible candidate. Clark was the only prospective candidate to submit the required materials to run in an election by the March 31 deadline. Because ERS does not have a process for write-in voting,  ERS and the Board determined that holding an election in which the result was pre-determined would be an inefficient use of resources.

Clark, a long-time state employee, will begin her six-year term on September 1. You can read more about her on the ERS website and in the next Your ERS Connection. See details about trustee elections at ERS Trustees and Appointments.