General Memo 546


Executive Trustee Election

June 30, 2006

In November, IMRF employers will elect one Executive Trustee for a five-year term. The five-year term of office will run from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2011.

IMRF employers will also elect one Executive Trustee for a partial term. The partial term of office will run for two years from January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2008. The two-year term results from the scheduled retirement of a trustee before the end of his five-year term.

Separate nominating petitions have been created for each term of office (five-year and two-year). Members interested in running for Executive Trustee must decide whether they wish to run for the five-year or two-year term of office at the beginning of the nomination process. A candidate cannot submit nominating petitions for both terms of office. Candidates would have the appropriate petition signed and submitted by Authorized Agents or by governing bodies of IMRF employers. Regardless of who submits the nominating petitions, at least three petitions must be submitted.

You can obtain additional information on nominating procedures, qualifications, and ballot procedures as well as sample petitions and a biographical questionnaire by calling an IMRF Service Representative at 1-800-ASK-IMRF (1-800-275-4673) or by visiting the Board of Trustee area of the IMRF website at

Public Act 93-615, the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, includes prohibitions against political activity during work hours. It is our opinion that these prohibitions do not apply to elections for the IMRF Board of Trustees. Gathering signatures and other activities of running for the IMRF Board are not included in prohibited political activity regulated by the Act.