SEIU 721 Members Win Landmark LACERA Elections

Scenes from the August 4, 2011 LACERA Election Celebration

Members in Los Angeles County voted in record numbers, the largest voter participation since 1999, to elect David Green and Yves Chery to the LACERA Boards of Retirement and Investments.

David-Green_80x80.jpg“I am very humbled, honored, and excited that our members were so engaged in this LACERA election and trust me to be the newest trustee. I will work my hardest to support and represent all of you.”

David Green, LA County Social Worker, LACERA’s Board of Investments

Thumbnail image for Yves_3169a.jpg“I want to thank all of my supporters including the folks who voted for me, set-up worksite meetings, passed out literature and the Union sisters and brothers who had my back. I am deeply honored for the opportunity to continue representing you on LACERA’s Board of Retirement. I will continue to use my experience and leadership to help solve upcoming challenges.”

Yves Chery, Deputy Probation Officer, LACERA’s Board of Retirement

Both member candidates, who were endorsed by SEIU Local 721, won their seats by an overwhelming margin as more than 10,000 members voted.

Yves Chery, a Deputy Probation Officer, has served on the LACERA board for the past 6 years. LA County Social Worker David Green will serve his first term on the board.

At an SEIU 721 Election Celebration on Aug. 4, both Green and Chery expressed gratitude for the hundreds of volunteers, supporters and voters who made this victory possible. As elected trustees, both Green and Chery are focused on doing everything they can to protect and develop responsible retirement policies and investment opportunities for hardworking LA County members.

Retired Social Worker Doris Wallace Fletcher, who campaigned for the 8th Member and Alternative Member seats on the Board of Retirement, spearheaded a strong campaign but did not have the votes necessary to win. 

This LACERA election laid the groundwork to successfully elect responsible retirees who will advocate for working families in the future.

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