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Election Results for PERS Trustee Representatives

Listed below are the results of the recent PERS elections for Trustee on the Board of Trustees. For each position, only one candidate received the requisite number of nominations; therefore, they were elected without balloting. Each term begins on July 1, 2017 and will expire on June 30, 2020.

County Position - Tracy Smith

Municipal Position – Brian Currie

State Position – William O’Brien

We encourage you to periodically check the website for PERS Board Election information. On or about August 2017 information will become available regarding a State Trustee position for a three year term beginning on July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.


State Representatives:  Thomas Bruno – 2019; Carey Brown – 2018; William O’Brien – 2020
County Representative: Tracy Smith – 2020
Municipal Representatives: Brian Currie – 2020; Benjamin “Max” Hurst – 2019
Gubernatorial Appointments:  Edward Thomson, III; Ronald Winthers
State Treasurer’s Representative:  Susanne Culliton, Ex-Officio Member


The Board of Trustees of the TPAF adopted N.J.A.C. 17:3-1.4, which sets forth the procedure for the election of a member-trustee.


Irene Savicky from Cumberland County representing Group C will begin her three year term on January 1, 2017.


The current election is to fill a trustee position from Group A, for a three year term commencing on January 1, 2018.  Group A consists of Bergen Essex Hudson and Union County. 

Names of those who wish to become a candidate for this position must be a resident of the State of New Jersey and must be employed in or retired from one of the counties listed above in Group A.  Written letters of interest for this position will be accepted by the Secretary of the TPAF Board until no later than March 1, 2017.

For complete information about current TPAF Member-Trustee Election procedures, click here.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Division of Pensions and Benefits. You may write us at the Division of Pensions and Benefits, Attn: TPAF Board of Trustees, PO Box 295, Trenton, NJ 08625-0295, or e-mail us at


Election Results for Retired PFRS Representative

The results of the recent PFRS-retired election for Trustee on the Board of Trustees resulted in Marty Barrett being re-elected to the position.  Mr. Barrett ‘s term began on January 1, 2017 and will expire on December 31, 2020.

We encourage you to periodically check the website for PFRS Board Election Information.  On or about August 2017 information will become available regarding the Police Trustee position (active) and the Fire Trustee position (active), for a four year term beginning on July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022.


Police Representatives: Keith Bennett–6/30/18; Michael Kaniuk–8/31/19;
Fire Representatives: Timothy Colacci–6/30/20; Brady Middlesworth–6/30/18;
Retired Member: Marty Barrett–12/31/20;
Gubernatorial Appointments: Laurel Brennan; Frank Leake; Richard Loccke; 2 Vacant Positions;
State Treasurer Representative: Susanne Culliton, Ex Officio Member.


  • Render determinations regarding Disability retirement cases.
  • Review appeals pertaining to the disallowance of pension benefits.
  • Adopt rules and regulations to provide for the payment of benefits and collection of monies as required by the statute.
  • Establish rules and regulation within the limitations of statutes and opinions of the Courts and the Attorney General, designed to prevent injustices and inequities that may arise in the operation of the Retirement System.
  • Resolve individual questions on the merits of each case in terms of statutes, opinions of the Attorney General, advice of the Actuary and cases cited by counsel as deliberated by the Courts.
  • View monthly and annual reports setting forth data such as assets and liabilities, income and disbursements and statistical summarization of membership as documented by the Actuary.


The State Police member representatives to the Board of Trustees are appointed by the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.


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