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Trustee Election Update

Three candidates have accepted nomination for the 2023 Trustee Election:

  • Doug Fowler (incumbent)
  • Joe Loughran
  • Richard Meyers

The election will be hosted by an outside vendor, YesElections and will be conducted by secret ballot. Voting will open on October 17 at 9AM CT and close on November 6 at 5PM CT. All active and retired firefighters are eligible to vote in this election. Each member will be provided with unique credentials (Election Code and Voting PIN) and may choose to cast their vote electronically or by mail. Each member is only eligible for one vote, regardless of voting method. Paper ballots must be postmarked by the closing date of the election and received by November 13. Election results will be certified at the November Board Meeting on November 17.

Voting instructions will be sent from YesElections electronically and/or by mail according to the contact information on file with the Austin Firefighters Retirement Fund. If you do not receive your ballot or require further assistance with voting, please contact the YesElections Help Desk at:

The Election Timeline and biographies for the three candidates are linked below.

View Election Timeline

View Doug Fowler’s Bio

View Joe Loughran’s Bio

View Richard Meyers’ Bio

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