Robert Barton, a former Kern County deputy district attorney who now lives in Rancho Cordova, has been appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings, the governor's office said Thursday.

Barton, 55, has served as inspector general of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 2011, where he was senior assistant inspector general from 2005 to 2011. He was supervising deputy district attorney at the Kern County District Attorney’s office from 2000 to 2005, where he served as a deputy district attorney from 1988 to 2000.

Barton earned a juris doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the pay is $147,778. Barton is a Republican.

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