In spring 2019, STRS Ohio will hold an election for one contributing member seat on the State Teachers Retirement Board. Taiyia L. Hayden currently holds the contributing teacher member seat.
The election process begins in November 2018, when individuals interested in running for the seat can request petitions from STRS Ohio. Those eligible for nomination for the contributing member seat are current contributing STRS Ohio members, individuals who have contributions on deposit at STRS Ohio and disability benefit recipients.
Individuals interested in running for the seat can request petitions from STRS Ohio beginning on Nov. 2, 2018, by calling toll-free 888‑227‑7877. The deadline for returning petitions is Feb. 22, 2019. STRS Ohio members will receive their ballots and voting information in April; they will have through May 6 to cast their vote. The winner of the election will begin his or her four-year term on the board on Sept. 1, 2019.