KRS Board Elections


2017 Winter/Spring CERS Board Election

The last day to return a ballot is March 1, 2017.

2017 Winter/Spring Election Timetable

March 1, 2017   

Last day to return a ballot. Ballots must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2017.

March 15, 2017   

Ballots tabulated.

April 1, 2017    

Winners of election begin term of office.​

The 6 nominees are:

Duane Murner100X129.jpgDuane J. Murner
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Retired: Oldham County Fiscal Court
Louisville, Ky. 
Jennifer Barnett100X129.jpgJennifer Marie Barnett
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Retired: Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau
Louisville, Ky.

Jerry Powell 100X129.jpgJerry Wayne Powell
Employed: Scott County Sheriff Office 
​Georgetown, Ky.
Mr. Powell's information on the mailed ballot stated an incorrect job title.  Mr. Powell's correct title is Deputy Sheriff, Scott County Sheriff's Office. 
james jeffries 100X129.jpgJames Ray Jeffries
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Employed: Hardin County Water District #2 
Elizabethtown, Ky. 

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Betty Anne Pendergrass
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Retired: Louisville Metro Government / Currently Self-Employed
Bardstown, Ky.

richard hobbs 100x129.jpg​​Richard Joseph Hobbs
Retired: Louisville Metro Police Department
Louisville, Ky.​​​


Seeking Applicants from CERS for Summer/Fall 2017 Election to the Board of Directors of Kentucky Retirement Systems

Request for Nominations
KRS 61.645 provides that one Directors shall be elected by the members of CERS for a four year term.  The next election for Directors from CERS will be held in late 2017 for the term beginning November 1, 2017, and ending October 31, 2021.  Kentucky Retirement Systems is seeking applications from members of CERS interested in serving as a trustee.
Eligibility Requirements for CERS Directors
Applicants must be an active, inactive, or retired member of CERS. Applicants cannot be current or former employees of Kentucky Retirement Systems and cannot hold an office or position that is constitutionally incompatible with the position of director.  A person who has served three consecutive terms on the board is ineligible to apply unless there has been at least four years since his or her last term ended.     

Trustee Application

Application Process
An applicant must submit a completed application, a detailed resume, and a signed release for a criminal background check to be performed by Kentucky State Police.  You may obtain the application on our website,  You may obtain the release form for a criminal background check by Kentucky State Police at This web link is also available on our website.  If you wish to receive these forms by mail you may contact Connie Davis at 502-696-8459 (800-928-4646 ext. 8459).   
Your application, resume, and signed release for criminal background check must be received at the office of Kentucky Retirement Systems by close of business on February 28, 2017.  Please mail your application, resume, and signed release for criminal background check to:
Connie Davis
Division of Internal Audit
Kentucky Retirement Systems
1260 Louisville Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
The Board of Directors will nominate up to three applicants as candidates to be a director at its annual board meeting currently scheduled for April 20, 2017. 
Note: Applications, resumes, and releases for background checks received after February 28, 2017, will not be considered for nomination by the Board at the annual meeting in April.
Meeting for Individuals Submitting a Resume
An informational meeting will be held in March 2017 for all individuals who submit a resume to the Board for nomination.  The purpose of the meeting will be to acquaint individuals with the election process and to review the administration of Kentucky Retirement Systems. 
Nominations by the Membership
Individuals may also be placed on the election ballot by submitting a petition from the CERS 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 1/10th of the number of members voting in the last election.  Based upon 2013 election results, the petition would require a minimum of 1,101 (1/10th of 11,012 qualified votes) names, last four digits of social security numbers, and signatures from the current CERS membership.  Petitions to be included on the CERS election ballot must be submitted to the Division of Internal Audit no later than June 30, 2017.  Petitions should be mailed to address above.

 2017 Summer/Fall Election Timetable

February 28, 2017  Due date for receipt of application, resume, and authorization of back ground check for Board nomination.​
March, 2017 Informational meeting for individuals submitting a resume.
April 20, 2017 ​ Annual Board Meeting.  The Board may nominate up to three candidates to be placed on the election ballot for the CERS position on the Board of Directors.
June 30, 2017   ​ Last day to file a petition to be placed on the election ballot.
July 31, 2017 ​Ballots prepared.
August 20, 2017   Ballots mailed to CERS membership.
October 1, 2017           Last day to return a ballot.
October 15, 2017 

​Ballots tabulated.

November 1, 2017  Winner of election begins term of office.

Visit our Board of Directors page to view:
  • Current Board Members and Terms
  • Board Members Qualifications
  • What Committees Board Members Serve On
  • Direct Email Links to Board Members