What better person to head the Department of Child Safety than one who has led in promoting children’s issues throughout his career.

On March 6, 2023, Governor Katie Hobbs named David Lujan to serve as the next head of the Department of Child Safety.


A former Democratic Legislative leader at the Arizona State Capitol, Mr. Lujan has spent the last several years advancing children’s causes, first as the head of the Arizona Center for Economic Prosperity and later as the Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Action Alliance.

In a press release announcing Mr. Lujan’s appointment, Governor Hobbs said:

“David has led a career of defending and building up communities here in Arizona so that families can have happy and successful lives. His ability to lead and history on raising awareness in areas that need critical attention, like our teacher shortage, makes me confident that he will head the Department of Child Safety in a positive direction.”

In the same press release, Mr. Lujan stated:

“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve Arizona families and work toward creating a more inclusive and equitable state that will benefit all of us.”

Later on social media, he posted: