SEIU 721 Endorsed Candidates Win LACERA Election
Thanks to SEIU 721 members in LA County, SEIU 721 endorsed candidates Herman Santos and Vivian Gray were elected overwhelmingly to the LACERA Board of Retirement and Investments, respectively.
"This victory belongs to the members. Vivian and I went to worksites all over the County, and everywhere we went we saw workers who were engaged, concerned and supportive. We know we have many challenges ahead. I will do my best on behalf of all our members to invest our money safely and productively, and will continue to fight to protect our retirement security."
LACERA Board of Investments
"I can't tell you how moved and humbled I am for everyone's support and encouragement. I promise to keep LA County workers' needs and future uppermost in my mind as I begin my work on the Board of Retirement. I know that this is about all of you, not me, and I will do everything I can every day to be deserving of this honor. Thank you all so much."
LACERA Board of Retirement
Santos, an LA County public defender, has served on the LACERA Board for 3 terms. LA County Alternate Public Defender Vivian Gray will serve her first term on the board. Both will begin their terms on January 1, 2013.
As elected trustees, both Santos and Gray are focused on doing everything they can to protect and develop responsible retirement policies and investment opportunities for hardworking LA County members.