Friday, November 20, 2015

Members Elect New Trustees in 2015 LASERS Board Election

Five member representatives were re-elected to the LASERS Board of Trustees in the 2015 election.

Re-elected active incumbents are Thomas Bickham, Undersecretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Judge William T. Kleinpeter of the City Court of Port Allen, and Shannon S. Templet, former Director of the Department of State Civil Service and now Director of Human Resources of the House of Representatives.

Retired LASERS members elected two candidates: Virginia Burton, retired from the Louisiana Department of Revenue; and Lorry Simmons Trotter, retired from Louisiana State University. Both previously served as Trustees on the LASERS Board.

For more information on the newly elected Trustees, please visit our website.

Thank you for participating in this election. The next LASERS Board of Trustees Election will take place in 2017.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Voting in Board of Trustees Election Closes October 23

LASERS active and retired members have until 4:30 p.m. (CST), on Friday, October 23 to cast their votes in the 2015 Board of Trustees Election.
Election packets containing candidate platforms, unique voter IDs and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs), and complete voting instructions were mailed in September to all eligible voters in the LASERS member database.
Below is pertinent information on the voting options you will need to use in order to meet the deadline. 
  • The Internet: Go to and follow the instructions on the screen. Active members and retirees must use the unique voter ID and PIN supplied in the election packet to vote via the Internet.
  • Telephone: To vote by touch-tone phone, active and retired members call 1.800.218.3626 and follow the automated instructions. Active members and retirees must use the unique voter ID and PIN supplied in the election packet to vote by telephone.                               
Due to the quickly approaching deadline, we no longer recommend voting by mail.

For more information about the candidates and specific voting instructions, please visit the LASERS website. For LASERS general information, please call toll free 1.800.256.3000.
The Board of Trustees will certify and authorize publication of the ballot count at the November 15 regular Board meeting.