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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #07-022
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SACRAMENTO, Friday, March 9, 2007 — Governor Schwarzenegger has announced the appointment of George Gomes as undersecretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

For Gomes, it is a return to CDFA. He served as chief deputy director for the department from 1983 to 1987 and as assistant director and program administrator for the Division of Fairs and Expositions from 1975 to 1983. Since 1987, Gomes has been administrator of the California Farm Bureau Federation.

“It is a great pleasure to be able to welcome George Gomes back to our agency,” said CDFA Secretary A.G. Kawamura. “He brings a tremendous amount of experience and has been a pillar of support for agriculture for many decades.”   

Gomes said, “I am honored to receive this opportunity and enthused about working with Governor Schwarzenegger and Secretary Kawamura to serve our agricultural community.” 

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