Announcements regarding key staffing changes of importance to California's rural counties.
James Robertson, 61, of Crescent City, has been appointed warden of Pelican Bay State Prison, where he has been acting warden since 2017. Robertson served in several positions at Pelican Bay State Prison from 2001 to 2009, including classification and parole representative, correctional counselor supervisor and correctional counselor. Robertson served in several positions at the California Correctional Institution from 2016 to 2017 and from 1994 to 2001, including chief deputy administrator, correctional sergeant and correctional officer. He was a correctional administrator at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 2014 to 2016 and served in several positions at San Quentin State Prison from 2009 to 2014, including associate warden, facility captain and correctional counselor. Robertson served in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1977. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $154,308. Robertson is a Democrat.