San Joaquin – Tim Pelican

San Joaquin – Tim Pelican

Tim Pelican. A native of Coleville, Wash., Pelican was raised in an Air Force family, spent his formative years in Iowa and graduated from high school in South Dakota. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and, during his three-year enlistment, worked as an operating room...
Placer – Josh Huntsinger

Placer – Josh Huntsinger

Joshua Huntsinger. Huntsinger was born in Newhall, Los Angeles County. He moved to Grass Valley, Nevada County, with his family in 1980. He was homeschooled but, through a family connection, also lined up work at an organic peach orchard, helping foster his future...
Shasta – Paul Kjos

Shasta – Paul Kjos

Kjos was appointed commissioner in June 2014, having served as deputy commissioner under Mary Pfeiffer. He joined the commissioner’s office as an investigator in 1988. Previously, he worked in Glenn County. Growing up mostly in Merced, he attended Humboldt State...
Sacramento – Juli Jensen

Sacramento – Juli Jensen

Jensen was appointed Commissioner in 2011, replacing retired Commissioner Frank Carl. Previously, she served as Agricultural Commissioner for El Dorado and Alpine counties, and was a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner in Sacramento County. A Maryland native who was...
Stanislaus – Milton O’Hare

Stanislaus – Milton O’Hare

Raised in Lassen County, O’Haire was appointed Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner in 2013. Raised in Lassen County, Milton O’Haire was appointed Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner in 2013. O’Haire worked in weights and measures – checking the...
Riverside – Ruben Arroyo

Riverside – Ruben Arroyo

Arroyo was born in Lindsay, Tulare County. His first ag job, other than picking fruit with his family, was working at a tomato packing shed as the “automatic dumper” heaving tomato lugs onto a conveyor belt, he said. Later, he worked in citrus groves spraying and...
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