Board of Control

2019-2020 TRS Board of Control Runoff Election

A runoff election is currently being held for the Retired Position, No. 2, between Anita Gibson and Joe Ward (i). Ballots for this election will be mailed no later than January 6, and must be returned to Election-America in New York, by 4:00 p.m., February 17.

Election-America is the third party election management organization used by the RSA to manage all elections. Your voting correspondence will come from Election-America.

There are three ways to vote:

  • Online: At rsavotes.com
  • By mail: Anyone who is eligible to vote in this election will receive a paper ballot by mail. Please allow 7 to 10 business days to receive your ballot. 
  • By telephone: Each position has a unique telephone number that will be provided on the paper ballot. 

For each method, you must have your Election Code and Voting Pin which are included on the paper ballot. 

If your preferred method of communication from the RSA is email, you will receive an email ballot that includes your Election Code and Voting Pin. 

Instructions to vote are also included in the sample ballot below: 

Retired Position, No. 2

Candidate Biographies

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
Mr. Jeff Cole

Principal Position

Term Expires: 6/30/2021
Mr. Jeff Cole

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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