Notice of Annual Trustee Elections

November 7, 2017, the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund will hold elections for
2 Teacher Trustees to serve three-year terms from November 2017-2020
1 Principal/Administrator Trustee, to fill a vacancy for the term ending November 2019
3 Pensioner Trustees to serve two-year terms from November 2017-2019

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates

Individuals who wish to run for office must meet the following criteria as of October 1, 2017:

Teacher Trustee candidates must:

  1. Be a CTPF Member, other than a Principal/Administrator, as defined by the Illinois Pension Code
  2. Have been assigned on a regular certificate for at least 10 years in the Chicago Public Schools or charter schools within District 299
  3. Be nominated by a petition signed by at least 200 contributors who are not principals/administrators

Principal/Administrator Trustee candidates must:

  1. Be a principal/administrator as defined by the Illinois Pension Code
  2. Be nominated by a petition signed by at least 25 contributors who are principals/administrators

Pensioner Trustee candidates must:

  1. Be a service, reciprocal, or disability pensioner receiving monthly payments from the Fund
  2. Be nominated by a petition signed by not less than 100 pensioners

Eligibility Criteria for Voters

  1. Voters in the Teacher Trustee Election shall be contributors, as defined by the Illinois Pension Code, other than principal/administrators and pensioners, as of October 1, 2017.
  2. Voters in the Principal/Administrator Trustee Election shall be principals/administrators, as defined by the Illinois Pension Code, as of October 1, 2017.
  3. Voters in the Pensioner Trustee Election shall be pensioners receiving a service, reciprocal, or disability pension from CTPF as of October 1, 2017.

Nomination Packets

Individuals who meet the criteria listed above can request a nomination packet from the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund office beginning Monday, May 1, 2017. Call Gail Davis 312-604-1400, ext. 402, or e-mail elections@ctpf.org. 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), Friday, September 29, 2017.

Schedule of Election Events

May 1, 2017Election packets available
September 29, 20175:00 p.m., nomination packets due to CTPF
October 20, 2017Election materials mailed and online voting available for Pensioners and Principal/Administrator Election
November 1-7, 2017Election materials distributed in schools and online voting available for Teacher Trustee election
November 7, 2017Voting closes for all elections at 5:00 p.m. All mail-in ballots must be received by this date.
November 15, 2017Final election results certified
November 19, 2017Trustees sworn in during CTPF Board Meeting

Election Policy

Click here for the CTPF Board of Trustees Election Policy


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