Trustees Election and Appointments

ERS Trustee Elections and Appointments

Section 815.003(d) of the Texas Government Code states that before August 31 of each odd-numbered year, the Board of Trustees (Board) of the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) is required to hold an election for the members and retirees of the system to nominate and elect a trustee.

The ERS Board of Trustees comprises six members. Three trustees are appointed: one each by the Governor, the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, and the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. ERS members and retirees elect the other three.

The term of Ilesa Daniels will expire on August 31, 2021. Daniels holds one of the seats elected by ERS members and retirees. 

Both appointed and elected Board members serve staggered six-year terms. The term of one appointee expires on August 31 of each even-numbered year. The term of one elected trustee expires on August 31 of each odd-numbered year. This year, state employees and retirees will elect an employee member to serve as one of their  representatives.