Commissioner: Robert Barton
Robert Barton was appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings by Governor Brown on August 10, 2017. Barton held several positions in the Office of the Inspector General from 2005 to 2017, including inspector general and assistant inspector general. Barton 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.
Commissioner Barton was reappointed to the Board of Parole Hearings by Governor Newsom on August 22, 2023.