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CDFA welcomes new Deputy Secretary Arturo Barajas

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross and newly appointed Deputy Secretary Arturo Barajas face each other with right hands raised as they read the oath of office. Undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt stands to the left as an official witness to the oath.
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross (right) conducted a swearing-in ceremony this morning for newly appointed CDFA Deputy Secretary Arturo Barajas, with CDFA Undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt serving as witness. Barajas comes to the department after serving as a legislative aide in the Office of Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula since 2016. He was campaign manager for Dr. Arambula for Assembly 2018, and a constituent affairs representative in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. from 2015 to 2016. He was raised in the Central Valley and is a CalPoly grad, and worked for a vineyard management company while he was a student.

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