Chicago Teachers Pension Fund to elect teacher and retiree trustees in coming months

Two important elections will be held in October and November 2018, as the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) elects two teacher trustees and one pensioner trustee to its 12-member board. Any teacher member who qualifies (see below) can turn in nominating materials and be on the ballot during the voting period, which is late October through early November. Two will be elected. Voting for teacher trustees will be on line and/or in the schools. Traditionally, the elections of teacher trustees have been held by the school's pension representative (a job separate from the school's CTU delegate).

One pensioner trustee will also be elected by mail ballot during the same period.

The announcement of the elections was published by the CTPF on April 30, 2018:

"CTPF will hold elections for:

• Two (2) Teacher Trustees to serve three-year terms from November 2018-2021 (voting November 1-7, 2018)

• One (1) Pensioner Trustee to fill a vacancy for the term ending November 2019 (voting October 19-November 7, 2018)

See schedule below for further details on voting.

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates. Individuals who wish to run for office must meet the following criteria as of October 1, 2018:

Teacher Trustee candidates must:

1. be a Member, other than a Principal/Administrator, as defined in 40 ILCS 5/17-106;

2. have been assigned on a regular certificate for at least 10 years in the Chicago Public Schools or charter schools within District 299; and

3. be nominated by a petition signed by at least 200 contributors who are not Principals/Administrators, as provided in 40 ILCS 5/17- 139(1).

Pensioner Trustee candidates must:

1. be a service, reciprocal, or disability pensioner receiving monthly payments from the Fund; and

2. be nominated by a petition signed by not less than 100 pensioners, as provided in 40 ILCS 5/17-139(2).

Nomination Packets

Individuals who meet the criteria listed above can request a nomination packet from the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund. Call Gail Davis at 312-604-1400, ext. 402, or email to request a packet. Completed petitions and candidate resumes must be submitted to the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund office, 203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2600, Chicago, Illinois 60601-1231, on or before the close of business at 5:00 p.m. (CDT), Monday, October 1, 2018.

Schedule of Election Events

February 15, 2018 Nomination packets available

October 1, 2018. 5:00 p.m. (CDT), nomination packets due to CTPF

October 19, 2018 Election materials mailed and online voting available for Pensioner Trustee election

November 1, 2018 Unique voter identification numbers to be distributed by this date for Teacher Trustee election

November 1-7, 2018 Online voting available for Teacher Trustee election through November 7 at 5:00 p.m. (CDT)

November 7, 2018 Voting closes for all elections at 5:00 p.m. (CDT). All mail-in ballots must be received by this date

November 13, 2018 Trustees sworn in during CTPF Board of Trustees meeting

Additional information about the elections and the current election policy can be found on