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2021 SamCERA Board of Retirement Election Results
Congratulations to Katherine O'Malley, Robert Raw, and Susan Lee.


The nomination period for the 2021 Board of Retirement election closed on May 3, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Katherine O’Malley ran unopposed and deemed elected to the Board while an election was held on Monday, June 14, 2021 for the Seventh (Safety) Seat.

Katherine O’Malley was reelected to the General Member Second Seat, and she is currently a Principal Appraiser with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Elections Department. Robert Raw, a Sergeant with the Sheriff’s Department, was reelected to the Safety Member Seventh Seat, and Susan Lee, a Deputy Probation Officer with the Probation Department, was reelected as the Alternate Safety Member.

Elected Board Member Profiles

  • Katherine O’Malley was hired in 2012 by the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Elections Department, and this is her second term on the Board of Retirement. She was first elected to the Board in 2018, and most recently served as Board Secretary.
  • Robert Raw has been with the Sheriff’s Department since 2012, and this is his second term on the Board of Retirement. Robert served as Vice Chair on the Board over the past year.
  • Susan Lee has been with the Probation Department since 2002, and this will be her third term on the Board of Retirement. She was first elected to serve as Safety Alternate in 2015, and she was reelected in 2018. In this role, she substitutes in the absence of the Second, Third, or Seventh Member. Additionally, if the Eighth Member and Retiree Alternate are absent, she substitutes for the Eighth Member.

Additional Information

The elected Board Members will serve a 3-year term commencing July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024. The next scheduled SamCERA Board of Retirement election will be in 2022, when the General Member Third Seat, the Retired Member Eighth Seat, and the Retired Member Alternate Seat will be up for election.

Board vacancies and election information are posted at, and general information about the Board of Retirement can be found at