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​​​​Nominations by the Board

The following individuals have been selected by the current Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) Board of Trustees (Board) to appear on the Official Ballot for the upcoming Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KERS) election. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. 


David Adkins

KERS Position: Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer - The Council of State Governments (2008 - present)

Residence: Lexington, KY

Education: Juris Doctor - University of Kansas Law School
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science - University of Kansas

Certifications: Licensed Attorney

Other Professional Associations: University of Kentucky Martin School of Public Policy and Administration - Executive Committee, Board of Visitors
Former Kansas State Representative (1993 - 2001)
Former Kansas State Senator (2001 - 2005)

David Adkins' cover letter and resume.


R. Campbell Connell

KERS Position: Staff Attorney III, Kentucky Department of Revenue (2007 - present)
Current KERS Elected Trustee (April 2018 - present)

Residence: Lexington, KY

Education: Juris Doctor - University of Kentucky College of Law
Bachelor of Arts, Economics (magna cum laude) - Williams College
Post-Graduate Year, studied International Law - University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

Other Professional Associations: Kentucky Bar Association
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court
Admitted to U.S. Tax Court

Campbell Connell's cover letter and resume.


Crystal Miller

KERS Position: Public Health Director - Wedco District Health Department (2007 - present)

Residence: Lexington, KY

Education: Doctor of Public Health - University of Kentucky
Master of Public Health - University of Kentucky
Bachelor of Arts, Education - University of Kentucky
Associate of Arts - University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College
National Public Health Leadership Institute, 2011

Other Professional Associations: National Association of County and City Health Officials
American Public Health Association
National Association for Local Boards of Health
Kentucky Health Department Association - Treasurer and Executive Committee Member
Kentucky Public Health Association
Kentucky Association for Local Boards of Health
Kentucky Colonel

Crystal Miller's cover letter and resume.


Teudis Perez

KERS Position: Home Health Administrator - Green River District Health Department (2015 - present)

Residence: Owensboro, KY

Education: Master of Health Administration - University of Southern Indiana
Bachelor of Arts, Computer Engineering - SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Associate of Applied Science - SUNY Sullivan

Certifications: Medical Interpreter Certification - Bridging the Gap
Qualified Spanish Interpreter - Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
School-Based Decision Making - Kentucky Educational Television

Other Professional Associations: Kentucky Home Care Association - Board of Directors
Kentucky Public Home Health Alliance
Minority Parent Representative - Highland Elementary School

Teudis Perez' cover letter and resume.


Larry P. Totten

KERS Position: Retired - 36 years in various positions with Kentucky Department of Parks (1975 - 2011)
Current KERS Elected Trustee (May 2021 - present), appointed to fill vacancy

Residence: Frankfort, KY

Education: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration - Lindsey Wilson College
Significant coursework toward Master's Degree in Public Administration - Murray State University

Certifications: Certified Public Manager
Certified Hotel Administrator

Other Professional Associations: Kentucky Public Retirees - President, KRS Liaison, Legislative Liaison
Kentucky Society of Certified Public Managers - Past President
American Academy of Certified Public Managers - Past President

Larry Totten's cover letter and resume.


C. Jack Wright

KERS Position: Retired - Engineering Assistant, Kentucky Department of Highways (1972 - 1979)

Residence: Woodburn, KY

Education: Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering Technology - Western Kentucky University
Currently pursuing Bachelor of Science, Accounting - Western Kentucky University (estimated graduation May 2022)

Other Professional Associations: Bowling Green Noon Lion's Club - Current Secretary, Past Treasurer, Past President
Mammoth Cave Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers
Woodburn Community Fire Department - Former Treasurer
Woodburn Baptist Church - Current Treasurer

Jack Wright's cover letter and resume.

Nominations by the Membership

KERS members not nominated by the Board may be placed on the ballot by submitting a petition from the KERS membership. Per Kentucky Revised Statute 61.645, the petition must contain the name, last four digits of social security number, and signature of no less than 1,094 members (1/10 of the number of members voting in the last KERS election). Individuals seeking nomination by petition must also submit a completed application, cover letter, detailed résumé, and signed release for a criminal background check to be performed by Kentucky State Police, unless this information was previously submitted for the KERS 2022 election. Petition and all other documents must be submitted to the Division of Internal Audit no later than November 30, 2021.   

Voting in the Upcoming Election

KERS will be offering online voting during the upcoming election. To cast your vote online, you need a valid email address for your Kentucky Public Pensions Authority (KPPA) account. If you have an account, log in with your current user name and password on our Self Service website. Once you log in, please review your contact information, and make sure we have your current email address. If you have not yet registered your account on line, you can register through our self-service website. You will be given the opportunity to provide an email address at the time of registration. A paper ballot will automatically be sent to eligible voters who do not have a valid email address on file.

An electronic ballot will automatically be sent to all eligible voters with a valid email address on file. If you prefer to vote by mail, a paper ballot can be requested in multiple ways:

  1. Online: A paper ballot selection option will be made available in self-service between October 1 and November 30. To receive a paper ballot, please check the box indicating you would prefer not to vote electronically. Your choice will be locked until the next election cycle.
  2. In Writing: To request a paper ballot in writing, please send your request to the KPPA office (1260 Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY 40601). The request must include your Name, Member ID or last 4 digits of SSN, and Signature. 
  3. By Phone: Please call the KPPA offices between October 1 and November 30 and request a paper ballot (1-800-928-4646). You will need your KPPA issued PIN in order to make this request. 

Election Timetable

November 30, 2021
Last day to file a petition to be placed on the election ballot.

November 30, 2021
Last day to request a paper ballot.

December 31, 2021Ballots prepared.

​​​January 20, 2022
Electronic voting open. Paper ballots mailed to membership.

March 1, 2022Date by which electronic votes must be cast or paper ballot must be postmarked.

March 15, 2022Ballots tabulated.

April 1, 2022
Winners of election begin term of office.



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