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Press Release

For Immediate Release
March 24, 2003

Contact: Pam Henning, (608) 267-2929


Retired Teachers Elect Mishler to Teachers Retirement Board

MADISON -- Department of Employee Trust Funds Secretary Eric Stanchfield announced that retired teacher members of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) elected Lon Mishler to serve as their representative on the Teachers Retirement (TR) Board. Mishler, of DePere, recently retired from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, where he worked as a finance instructor for 22 years. He previously served on the TR Board, representing actively employed technical college instructors. Mishler begins his five-year term on May 1.

In January, the department mailed approximately 49,860 ballots to annuitant teachers, who cast 20,115 ballots representing 40.34% of the total. Mishler received 35.77% of the votes. Other candidate vote totals were: Dorothy Vogel, 24.96%; incumbent Don Ganther, 23.08%; and John Marita, 16.20%.

About the TR Board

The 13-member TR Board advises the Employee Trust Funds (ETF) Board on retirement and other benefit matters involving public school, vocational, state and university teachers; acts on administrative rules and authorizes or terminates teacher disability benefits and hears disability benefit appeals. Nine of the 13 members are directly elected.

 

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