The Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement Board is composed of seven individuals: two who are elected by the members; two who are appointed, either by the other members or the Governor; the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education; the State Treasurer; and, the State Auditor. We are now conducting an election because the terms of both elected Board members will expire in December 2019. The term of an elected member is four years, and members serve without compensation.

Three candidates are running for these two positions, and their statements are posted below. Ballots were mailed by our vendor to the home addresses of our more than 160,000 eligible voters on Friday, November 8 (please allow 10 days for your ballot to arrive), and online or mailed votes must be received on or before December 10, 2019. The vendor is now tabulating the votes for certification by the Board at its meeting on Friday, December 13.