Many of you have asked about what candidates are saying about PERA on the campaign trail.
This November we need to elect candidates who are committed to protecting the retirement benefits for over 500,000 active employees and retirees in Colorado as well as our future public employees. In July, Secure PERA sent a questionnaire to all candidates vying for state level seats. After careful review, the Coalition has chosen to endorse the following candidates.
Here in Colorado, 9% of our citizens—474,000 people—either today or in the future, will rely on a PERA pension for their retirement. PERA members include teachers, highway workers, department of corrections workers, state patrol officers, as well as other local, special district, and state employees.