TRA offices will be closed Mon., Feb. 18, for Presidents’ Day.


Two seats open on Board

The TRA Board of Trustees is seeking to fill two active-member seats on the board. The terms of now-retired St. Cloud teacher Mary Broderick and Marshall Thompson, a math teacher in Osseo, expire June 30, 2019. The new four-year terms for these positions begin July 1, 2019. There are no term limits on board positions.


March 2019: Voting begins.
April 26, 2019: Voting ends.
June 12, 2019: Results announced.
July 1, 2019: New trustees begin term.

Meet the candidates


Yohannes Agegnehu is a member of the Business and Accounting faculty at Inver Hills Community College. 

I want to serve on the Board of Trustees because I am avid supporter of TRA and would like to contribute to its success. I believe, my credentials in the education and finance industry would enable me to successfully promote the growth and success of TRA. My responsibilities in the financial industry include, working as a banker, financial consultant, financial educator and business training consultant.  Read more…



Anthony Hauschild is a teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin district. 

I want to serve on the Board of Trustees so I can learn about the TRA pension process. As an educator, I find that teachers have discussions and questions about their TRA and I would like to be able to offer accurate information. Read more …




Luke V. Olson is a teacher in the South St. Paul Public Schools. 

Having worked with colleagues in my district, and having recently served on the EdMN Pension Task Force, I saw the
need for 1) Educating our members regarding what TRA is, what it does for us as a profession, and how it helps each of
us as individuals; and 2) Protecting a Defined Benefit pension.  Read more …




Marshall Thompson (incumbent) is a teacher in the Osseo school district.  Marshall Thompson

I am asking you to re-elect me because I’m a strong advocate for public pensions and am committed to representing you well on the board.  Read more …





Joe Wenner is a teacher in the Milaca public schools.  

I want to uphold the hard work that has been done by all of my teaching predecessors. I fully understand the benefits of belonging to a strong union and all of the sacrifices that were made along the way for us to get to where we are today. Having our union belong to such a strong organization such as TRA gives me great comfort.  Read more …