Jacqueline Gorrie and Dennis Naughton, the two MTA-endorsed candidates for seats on the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement Board, have been re-elected to serve for four more years.
Naughton and Gorrie, both MTA/NEA Retired members, were chosen for the new terms in an election that closed on Dec. 10.
Two of the seven members of the board are elected by members of the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System, which provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits to teachers, administrators and their families.
“We are fortunate to have these retired educators — who spent decades as teachers and local union presidents — representing our members.”MTA President Merrie Najimy
Gorrie, who retired after teaching for 36 years in Taunton, received 14,126 votes. She will be serving her second term on the MTRB.
Naughton, who retired after teaching in the Millis Public Schools for 36 years, received 12,266 votes. He will be serving his third term on the board.
MTA President Merrie Najimy called the re-election of Gorrie and Naughton an important outcome for all active and retired teachers in Massachusetts.
“We are fortunate to have these retired educators — who spent decades as teachers and local union presidents — representing our members,” Najimy said. “Their expertise is crucial on a board tasked with making decisions that deeply impact our members.”
In addition, MTA/NEA Retired member Richard Liston, an MTRB incumbent, was reappointed by fellow board members to another term.
Gorrie, Naughton and Liston are joined on the board by former MTA President Anne Wass, an MTA/NEA Retired member who is a gubernatorial appointee.