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SURS Board of Trustees Announces Election Candidates

February 12, 2015 - 11:19
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Champaign, IL – The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will hold an election on May 1, 2015, to fill the expiring terms of trustee positions. In accordance with SURS Administrative Rule, 80 Ill. Adm. Code §1600.700 to 1600.710, the following candidates successfully completed the application and petition process.

Contributing Member Trustee Candidates:
Mr. Aaron Ammons, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mr. Antonio Vasquez, City Colleges of Chicago

Annuitant Trustee Candidates:
Mr. J Fred Giertz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mr. Mitchell Vogel, Northeastern Illinois University

Click here to read the candidate biographies.

The slate of candidates or ballots will be finalized after the petition challenge period ends on February 19.  In accordance with SURS Administrative Rule § 1600.710, challengers may review and challenge petitions filed and verified by staff.  Any challenges submitted more than seven days after the date of this notification will not be considered. The ballot order will be determined by a random process in accordance with Rule 1600.720.

Since there are two contributing member candidates vying for two open contributing member positions, an election will not be conducted in this category.  Election ballots will be mailed to all annuitant members the fourth week of March 2015, to ensure delivery by March 31.  The voting period is April 1 - May 1, 2015. Election Day is May 1, 2015. SURS will announce the results in June 2015.

For more information contact:
Mr. William Mabe
Executive Director
State Universities Retirement System
1901 Fox Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

SURS Board of Trustees Announces Election Candidates