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CALPERS CANDIDATE JOSE LUIS PACHECO ENDORSED BY 5 CURRENT BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION MEMBERS

Each member agrees that new leadership is needed for Board of Administration Position B


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2021 Contact: Josh Heller, 916-718-0733 or josh@jsqgrp.com


San Jose, CA - Five current members of the CalPERS Board of Administration, including its president and vice president, have announced their support for Jose Luis Pacheco in his candidacy for CalPERS Position B. CalPERS Board President Henry Jones, Vice President Theresa Taylor, Member Rob Feckner, Member David Miller, and Member Ramón Rubalcava have endorsed Pacheco for Position B, which is currently held by Margaret Brown.

“We need leaders to serve on CalPERS who have the right experience. Jose Luis Pacheco is that leader for this seat. He serves as a responsible fiduciary on a credit union board and has effectively bargained for his fellow members as local union president. I strongly support Jose Luis Pacheco for CalPERS Board of Administration Position B,” said Henry Jones, President of the CalPERS Board of Administration.

“Jose Luis Pacheco will be a champion to protect your pensions and provide access to quality and affordable health care. As president of his local community college union, Jose Luis knows how to fight for workers and retirees. His bachelor’s degrees in economics and biological sciences and job as an IT professional give him the skills needed to add a valuable perspective to the CalPERS Board.,” said Theresa Taylor, Vice President of the CalPERS Board of Administration.

“Jose Luis Pacheco is a fighter and will protect our hard-earned pension and health care benefits. He will put CalPERS members first and has the experience to hit the ground running as a board member,” said Rob Feckner, Member of the CalPERS Board of Administration

“I am proud to have the support of the CalPERS leaders who helped steer the retirement fund to great investment returns. I am running to protect the defined benefit pensions members have worked to earn in service to their communities. I will bring professionalism to this seat and work collaboratively with the rest of the board and staff, so we can build upon the recent success to ensure CalPERS members can retire with the dignity and respect they deserve,” said Pacheco.

Pacheco’s campaign has a diverse set of supporters including AFSCME California PEOPLE, Association of California State Supervisors, California Federations of Teachers, California Professional Firefighters, California School Employees Association, Professional Engineers in California Government, and SEIU California State Council. For a comprehensive list of his endorsements visit PachecoForCalPERS.com.

A 2nd generation union member, Pacheco currently works as an IT Developer / Administrator for the San Jose Evergreen Community College District. He is President of California School Employees Association Chapter 363 and serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union.


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