Two seats open on Board

Voting ends Friday at 4:30! Please go to Election America to vote online. You will need your personal code and voting PIN, which arrived by email.

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 Osseo math teacher Marshall Thompson expire June 30, 2019. The new four-year terms for these positions begin July 1, 2019. There are no term limits on board positions.

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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 …