Due to the expiration of five terms, there will be a member election in November, 2021. Two seats were challenged, and an election will be held. Three incumbents will serve another term automatically as their seats were not challenged.
The election for the Police Trustee will be conducted online, and the Retired Advisory Committee Member election will be conducted via U.S. Mail. Please visit this page again between the dates of November 4-17 to vote in the Police Trustee Election.
1. Christopher Michael Brown (Incumbent)
“For the more than five years that I have served on the PFPF Board of Trustees – four of which as the Board Chair – we have seen the fund grow from $1.6 billion in assets to over $2.6 billion. We have enhanced member services and have worked to reduce fees and nonessential costs to the fund, leaving more money to be invested. In my time on the Board, I have developed strong relationships with the Fund’s administrative staff and I have become an accredited fiduciary with NCPERS. As not only an active police member, but the son of two retired members, I look forward to continuing to serve as the police trustee, ensuring our Fund remains healthy and our financial futures secure.”
2. Michael Wayne Highfill
“I was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. Both of my parents are retired city employees from the JEA, so city pension funds are an important part of my family and history. I have been a member of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office since 2006 serving in many positions from patrol officer, task force member, and detective. I am current assigned as a detective in the Robbery Unit. I have two bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Florida (Business and Transportation and Logistics). I also have an MBA from Liberty University in Accounting.”
RETIRED ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER
1. Thomas L. Lumpkin (Incumbent)
"A local High School Graduate and decorated USAF Veteran of Southeast Asia. A retired 22-year veteran of the JSO that worked and excelled in the Patrol, Detective and Intelligence Units. After retirement, he accepted a position with a top Fortune 500 Company, JM Family Enterprises, where he was promoted to Corporate Security Manager and retired after eighteen years. He also earned a BA degree from UNF and MA degree from Webster University. Past President Morocco Shriner’s International, Past President Retired Employees Association COJ (2011-2012). Current member; FOP, NARC and First Coast Crime Stoppers BOD. I appreciate your support and vote."
2. Ivan T. Mote
"Ivan is a native of Jacksonville who retired from the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department after 27 years of Service.
He served in the positions of firefighter/paramedic, Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, and Division Chief of Training and Rescue.
After Retirement, he served as Chief of Safety and Security for JTA and Director of Nursing for AGAPE Community Health Centers.
Educated with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Leadership and Management, Ivan currently works as a Visiting Professor or nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing and Research Nurse at the Encore Research Center."
The Fire Trustee seat was not challenged. Incumbent Michael Lynch will retain his seat for another 4-year term.
POLICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER
The Police Advisory Committee Member seat was not challenged. Incumbent Michael Shell will retain his seat for another 4-year term.
FIRE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER
The Fire Advisory Committee Member seat was not challenged. Incumbent Richard Reichard will retain his seat for another 4-year term.