Gus Vallejo is an active leader in Local 21. He serves as his chapter’s President, and has been involved in the Union’s Political Action Committee and countless campaigns to safeguard our benefits. When the seat for an employee representative opened on the San Francisco Employees Retirement System Board (SFERS), Gus ran because of his committment to improving our retirement security through prudent investment choices and responsible oversight.
A career City employee since 1999, Gus has a deep understanding of our pension system. He has worked as a Systems Analyst at the Dept. of Technology and SFERS. He has more than 25 years of experience in public and private sector analytic, technical, and financial management, spanning multiple financial industries. He has the skills to understand and guide our $15 billion pension fund.
If elected, Gus would be the only active civilian employee on the Retirement Board, providing much needed balance, consensus building, and a strong voice for non-safety employees. SFERS Board members make important decisions about how to invest and grow our fund and where to set the anticipated rate of return. These have a major impact on how much of our salaries we contribute to our own pensions as active employees, and how much we will receive in supplemental colas when we retire.
Voter turnout will be critical in this election. Green envelopes with ballots were mailed to voters’ homes in late August. Signed ballots must be returned by USPS or interoffice mail and received at the Dept. of Elections by 5pm on Sept. 18 to be counted. If you did not receive a ballot or think you lost it, you can request a replacement ballot by printing the form above and bringing it to the Local 21 office or faxing it to the Dept. of Elections at 415-554-7257.