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2024 SamCERA Board of Retirement Election Results
The results are in from SamCERA’s June 2024 Board of Retirement election. Congratulations to Katherine O’Malley, Robert Raw, and April DeCarsky.


The 2024 Board of Retirement election was held on on June 10, 2024. Katherine O’Malley was relected to the General Member Second Seat, Robert Raw was reelected to the Safety Member Seventh Seat, and April DeCarsky was reelected to the Alternate Safety Member Seat. 

Elected Board Member Profiles

  • Katherine O’Malley is a Principal Appraiser and was hired in 2012 by the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Elections Department. This is her third term on the Board of Retirement after being first elected to the Board in 2018.

  • Robert Raw is a sergeant, who has been with the Sheriff’s Department since 2012.This is his third term on the Board of Retirement. 

  • April DeCarsky is a Deputy Probation Officer III with the Probation Department.This will be her first full term on the Board of Retirement. She was first elected to serve a partial term as Safety Alternate in 2023. 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, 2024 and ending June 30, 2027. The next scheduled SamCERA Board of Retirement election will be in 2025, 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