Your Retirement is my Priority - I am running for Re-election!

Dear OCEA member,

It has been an honor to represent County workers as your member representative to the OCERS Board. As you know, workers are able to elect two member representatives to serve as Trustees on behalf of all of you. Since I was first elected to the Board in 2012, I have stood with you to protect your pension against attacks and unnecessary cost increases.

This year, I am up for reelection, and I wanted to thank so many of you from across the County for signing on to support my campaign. Today I am happy to announce I have submitted all your signatures and have qualified for the ballot!

Ballots will be mailed to all General Members on or around September 21, 2018, and OCERS voting takes place through October 30, 2018. Ballots must be returned to the Registrar of Voters Office no later than October 30 at 9 a.m.

This year I have been selected to serve as the Chair of the OCERS Board of Trustees. As your Chair I have fought vigorously to keep your rates low despite attempts by anti-union forces to make you and your family pay more. I have worked tirelessly with fellow member representative Russell Baldwin and Retired member Frank Eley to strengthen the pension system as well as the good Governance structure of the OCERS Board so that this body would be more responsive to you, the rank and file members.

I am running for re-election because it is important that we have a representative on OCERS who understands the needs of the general members and will fight day in and day out to make sure you and your family can retire with dignity. With all of us standing together, we can ensure that our lifetime of public service will come with retirement security.

I will be participating in an upcoming OCERS townhall where I will be answering your questions and talking about the retirement items that are most important to you and your family. The event is on Wednesday, September 5th at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, located at 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd, or Building 10 on the first floor.

I am committed to supporting and continuing the strong, member-focused leadership of Russell Baldwin and Frank Eley.  Along with Russell and Frank, I will be focused on a single mission – making sure your pension is safe with us.

In Solidarity,

Chris Prevatt, Chair

Publication Date: August 28, 2018