For Immediate Release
March 24, 2003
Contact: Pam Henning, (608) 267-2929
Retired Teachers Elect Mishler to Teachers Retirement
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