Board of Control

Regular Election Information

Ballots for the TRS Board of Control regular election will be mailed by October 15, 2019, and must be returned to Election America no later than 4:00 p.m., November 21, 2019. This election is for Retired Position No. 2, currently held by Joe Ward. The term of office will begin July 1, 2020.

To be eligible to vote for the Retired No. 2 Position, you must be a former active member of the TRS and currently on the TRS retired payroll. By submitting your vote, you are confirming that you are eligible to vote for the position based on your classification. If your classification is incorrect, please contact the Elections Coordinator at 334.517.7192 or 877.517.0020.

Eligible members will be able to vote by mail, phone, or the internet. Instructions will be included with the paper ballot. More information about the candidates can be found below after October 1.

TRS Election Manual

The Teachers' Retirement System and Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan Boards of Control are composed of 15 members who are elected or hold office ex officio. The members of the boards are the trustees of the retirement funds and are responsible for the management and administration of the retirement system.

Dr. Eric Mackey,
State Superintendent of Education

Ex Officio
Dr. Eric Mackey,
State Superintendent of Education

Ex Officio

Hon. John McMillan, Jr.,
State Treasurer

Ex Officio
Hon. John McMillan, Jr.,
State Treasurer

Ex Officio

Mr. Kelly Butler,
State Finance Director

Ex Officio
Mr. Kelly Butler,
State Finance Director

Ex Officio

Mr. Luke Hallmark

Superintendent Position & Chair

Term Expires: 6/30/2020
Mr. Luke Hallmark

Superintendent Position & Chair

Term Expires: 6/30/2020
Mr. John R. Whaley

Teacher Position, No. 2 & Vice Chair

Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Mr. John R. Whaley

Teacher Position, No. 2 & Vice Chair

Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Ms. Peggy Mobley

Retired Position, No. 1

Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Ms. Peggy Mobley

Retired Position, No. 1

Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Mr. Joe Ward

Retired Position, No. 2

Term Expires: 6/30/2020
Mr. Joe Ward

Retired Position, No. 2

Term Expires: 6/30/2020
Vacant

Principal Position

Term Expires: 6/30/2021
Vacant

Principal Position

Term Expires: 6/30/2021
Dr. Susan Williams Brown

Postsecondary Position

Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Dr. Susan Williams Brown

Postsecondary Position

Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Dr. Joseph G. Van Matre

Higher Education Position, No. 1

Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Dr. Joseph G. Van Matre

Higher Education Position, No. 1

Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Ms. Kelli D. Shomaker

Higher Education Position, No. 2

Term Expires: 6/30/2021
Ms. Kelli D. Shomaker

Higher Education Position, No. 2

Term Expires: 6/30/2021
Ms. Amy C. Crew

Teacher Position, No. 1

Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Ms. Amy C. Crew

Teacher Position, No. 1

Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Ms. Charlene McCoy

Teacher Position, No. 3

Term Expires: 6/30/2021
Ms. Charlene McCoy

Teacher Position, No. 3

Term Expires: 6/30/2021
Mrs. Susan Lockridge

Support Personnel Position, No. 1

Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Mrs. Susan Lockridge

Support Personnel Position, No. 1

Term Expires: 6/30/2022
Mr. Russell Twilley

Support Personnel Position, No. 2

Term Expires: 6/30/2021
Mr. Russell Twilley

Support Personnel Position, No. 2

Term Expires: 6/30/2021

TRS Board of Control Election Information

The TRS Board of Control Election closed on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The following positions were up for election: Teacher Position No. 2, Support Personnel Position No. 1, Retired Position No. 1, Postsecondary Position, and Higher Education Position No. 1. Elected members will begin their three-year term of service on July 1, 2019. 

The TRS Election Committee will meet to certify the election results on Monday, December 3. Complete election results will be posted to this page no later than Wednesday, December 5.

TRS Election Manual

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