Washington State Investment Board
As one of the voting members of the Washington State Investment Board, the State Treasurer plays a lead role in setting the state's investment policies and ensuring that long-term performance goals are met.
Treasurer McIntire believes the State Investment Board should be held to high accountability standards and rigorous performance measures.
"We need to make smart, long-term investments that meet our performance goals. The bulk of these funds represent the pension savings for teachers, firefighters, law enforcement and state employees."
The investments made by the board fund the state's obligation for future pension payments, which are assumed to generate a long-term rate of return averaging 8 percent per year.
The funds also include the workers' compensation trust fund, the performance of which help determine the amount employers must contribute to pay for workers injuries.
The State Treasurer is the only statewide elected official serving directly on the executive board and can be seen as most directly accountable to the voters. Historically the Treasurer has played a key leadership role on the board.