Trustee elections slated by Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Nominations for retired teacher, employee representatives now underway


September 8, 2022

Members and retirees of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System will elect two trustees to the $66 billion plan’s Board of Trustees in an election slated for spring 2023.

Two elections will be conducted. Voters will choose a retired Teachers’ Systems representative and a retired Employees’ Systems representative to the board. While only retirees are eligible to vie in these elections, both active members and retirees of the respective systems will be eligible to vote.

The Teachers’ Systems post is open to retirees of the Teachers’ Retirement or Pension Systems. The Employees’ Systems seat is open to retirees of any other SRPS plan other than the State Police Retirement System, which elects its own representative. Current retiree representatives for the Teachers’ and Employees’ Systems are Trustees Kenneth B. Haines and Sheila Hill, respectively.

Nominations sought

Each potential candidate must obtain the signatures and dates of birth of 500 persons who are eligible to vote in the election. Signatures must appear on official nomination petitions provided by the Maryland State Retirement Agency. Potential candidates may request nomination packs through December 1, 2022, by emailing Completed nomination forms must be received at the Retirement Agency no later than 4:30 pm ET on January 31, 2023.

The successful candidates will serve a term in office from August 1, 2023, through July 31, 2027. More information on the Board of Trustees, including member responsibilities, biographies, photos and committee assignments is available by clicking here.

A trustee election to select actively-employed representatives for the Employees’ and Teachers’ Systems is scheduled for 2025.