South Dakota
Retirement System
Proudly Serving South Dakota's Public Employees Since 1974


Current Board Election

The South Dakota Retirement System Board of Trustees is the governing authority of SDRS. The Board consists of 14 elected representatives from participating groups, two appointees of the governor, and an ex-officio non-voting representative of the South Dakota Investment Council. Elections for representatives to the Board are held each spring. The representatives' terms begin July 1, are four years in length, and expire on a staggered schedule. If you have any questions, please contact the SDRS office at 1-888-605-SDRS (7377).

Representatives up for election are as follows:

Year Groups & Candidates Timeline


Classified Employees
Kevin Merrill

Public Safety Employees
Jason Baker
James Johns
Mark Olson

Penny Brunken

04/27/2018: Voting packets mailed; online voting begins at 9:00 AM (CT)
05/25/2018: Paper ballots and online votes must be received by 5:00 PM (CT)
06/13/2018: Election winners announced at SDRS Board of Trustees meeting

For election and candidate information: Outlook Election 2018

To cast your vote online:

Note: Your Election Code and Voting PIN, as provided in your election package, are required to log in and vote online.

Upcoming Board Elections

The future representative elections schedule is as follows:

Year Groups
2019 County Commissioners
Justices, Judges, and Law-Trained Magistrates
Municipal Employees
2020 Board of Regents Employees
State Employees
School Boards
2021 County Employees
Elected Municipal Officials
State Employees
2022 Classified Employees
Public Safety Employees