January 24, 2022

Sheriff Scott Jones Announces Campaign for California's 3rd Congressional District Congress

33-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office enters Republican primary for newly drawn 3rd Congressional District 

(Sacramento, CA) – Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones today announced he is joining the Republican primary for California’s newly drawn 3rd Congressional District. 


Starting with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office in 1989, Sheriff Jones rose through the ranks, earning the respect of his peers and the community alike. He was first elected Sheriff by the people of Sacramento County in 2010 and was subsequently re-elected in 2014 and 2018. 


"We are at a pivotal moment in America's history. Our people have an infinite amount of patriotism, passion, ingenuity and drive. Unfortunately, the failed policies and politics of liberal Washington politicians are dividing us, making us less safe, and stifling opportunity.


I’ve spent 33 years on the front line of law enforcement. I think everyone knows I’m not always politically correct, and that I ‘call it like I see it.’ Crime and lawlessness are growing. Nothing is being done to secure the border and stop illegal immigration.


That is why this election is all about who has the leadership and experience to make a difference, and who will restore law and order in America. I am the law and order candidate – I’ll stand up against the “woke” liberals like Nancy Pelosi. I have and will stand up against the ‘Defund the Police’ movement to help make our communities safe again. I have and will stand up to demand we secure our border.


Today, I am declaring, with my wife of 27 years and my 4 children at my side, that I am a candidate for Congress. I will put the safety of America and Americans first again.”


Sheriff Jones accomplished a strong record of leadership at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, stewarding the Department’s recovery from the worst financial crisis of its history, became a regional leader in the fight against gangs, and hired a record number of women, minorities, and veterans. As one of the foremost experts on law enforcement in California, he will be an advocate for investing in public safety and a vocal opponent of the ‘Defund the Police’ movement. Jones will be an advocate for fiscal accountability, border security, and restoring criminal justice to America’s communities. 


California’s 3rd Congressional District includes the Counties of Placer, Nevada, Mono, Sierra, Inyo, Plumas and Alpine and portions of Sacramento, El Dorado and Yuba Counties. It is an open seat and Republicans hold a 7-point registration advantage.


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Read Sheriff Jones’ bio here:


For his entire adult life, Sheriff Scott R. Jones has sworn an oath to protect the citizens of Sacramento County and uphold the Constitution of the United States. Through his service in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, he strives to give a voice to the voiceless, stand up for what's right, and defend those who are unable or unwilling to protect themselves.


Starting with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office in 1989, Sheriff Jones rose through the ranks, earning the respect of his peers and the community alike. First elected Sheriff by the people of Sacramento County in 2010, Sheriff Jones was re-elected unopposed to a second term in 2014. 


A testament to the deep inroads he’s made with a wide array of community groups, faith-based organizations, businesses, and individuals alike, Sheriff Jones was resoundingly re-elected to a 3rd term in June 2018, securing nearly 75,000 more votes than his closest competitor, and more votes than all three of his opponents combined.


As the 36th Sheriff of Sacramento County, Sheriff Jones boasts a stellar record of accomplishments. He led the Department out of the worst financial crisis of its history and helped rebuild it into the most diverse law enforcement agency in the region -- including efforts to recruit and promote women, minorities, and veterans. Increased community engagement and continued innovation has been accomplished all within budget. In fact, Sheriff Jones has returned funds to the County year after year to be used for other community programs across the region.


Through his leadership, he’s implemented significant initiatives including creating a multi-jurisdictional Impact Division, which uses active intelligence to fight gangs and remove gang leaders. He also founded and established the Department’s first Community Relations Unit as well as the first Youth Services Unit, responsible for engaging thousands of children and young adults in activities and programs to keep them safe and off the streets. 


Considered one of the foremost experts on law enforcement in California, Sheriff Jones has been invited to testify before the United States Congress and Executive Branch of the Federal Government on multiple occasions to provide boots-on-the-ground insight into the many issues facing our communities. In addition, Sheriff Jones regularly meets with national and state leaders, and has spoken on law enforcement issues for national and statewide news outlets. Furthermore, he serves as the Chair of the Central California Intelligence Committee and host of the Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center.


Sheriff Jones holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Sacramento, and a Juris Doctor degree from Lincoln Law School. He is a graduate of the West Point Leadership Program, as well as the FBI’s National Executive Institute. 


Sheriff Jones has been married to his wife Christy for 27 years, and together they have four wonderful children.