March 12, 2018: Jason Lopez was appointed as the Director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Division of Administrative Services by Gov. Jerry Brown on Feb. 27, 2018. Lopez, 47, Sacramento Democrat, has been the Deputy Director, Fiscal Services, at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 2014. He was the Associate Director of the Budget Management Branch from 2011 to 2014. Lopez was the Deputy Director, Fiscal and Operations, at the Yolo County Health Department in 2011, and he held several positions at the California Rural Indian Health Board from 2001 to 2011, including Chief Financial Officer, Director of Financial Administration and Assistant Director of Financial Administration. Lopez was previously an Auditor-Appraiser at the Yolo County Assessor’s Office from 1996 to 2001, and he held several positions at the California Franchise Tax Board in 1995 and 1996, including Seasonal Clerk and Student Assistant. Lopez will be paid $160,764 per year in his new position.