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ERS Elects New Trustee

On May 6, Ilesa Daniels was certified as the winner of the election for the ERS Board of Trustees. The election was extremely close, proving that each vote in these critical elections is important.

Daniels is a Houston-based program specialist for Texas Health and Human Services Commission, where she’s worked for more than 24 years. In her Candidate Information, Daniels said she is dedicated to representing ERS members and ensuring they maintain quality benefits.

ERS members and retired state employees who receive an annuity from ERS were eligible to vote in this year’s election.

Daniels will fill the position now held by Yolanda Griego. Trustee Griego’s term ends on August 31, 2015. Daniels’ term will begin September 1, 2015, and end August 31, 2021.

Candidate Votes %
Ilesa Daniels 14,114 46.1
Jerry McGinty 14,073    45.9
Louri O’Leary 2,455     8.0
Total tabulated votes 30,642 100.0%
Information provided by Texas ERS


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