January 31, 2022

State Senator Jim Nielsen Endorses Sheriff Jones for Congress

(Sacramento, CA) – Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones today announced that he has secured the endorsement of State Senator Jim Nielsen in his race for California’s 3rd Congressional District. Senator Jim Nielsen represents California’s 4th State Senate District, which contains the CA-03 counties of Placer and Sacramento.

Senator Jim Nielsen is known as a tough-on-crime conservative and champion of lower taxes and controlled government spending. Senator Jim Nielsen was first elected to the State Senate in 1978 where he served until 1990 and has also served in the State Assembly from 2009-2012. He then returned to the Senate in a 2013 special election. Senator Nielsen has also served as the Chairman of the California Board of Parole and Prison Terms.

“Sheriff Scott Jones has distinguished himself as a courageous law enforcement leader, always putting the interests of the community and crime victims first. I trust Scott Jones to stand against the ‘woke’ politics that fuels the agenda to ‘defund police’ and release dangerous criminals early. Scott possesses both the unique experience and sound judgement to help restore our nation’s law and order as our member of congress for the third district. Sheriff Scott Jones has my strongest endorsement.” – State Senator Jim Nielsen, former chairman of the California Board of Prison Terms and co-author of California’s Crime Victims Bill of Rights.

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, becoming a regional leader in the fight against gangs, and hiring a record number of women, minorities, and veterans. As one of the foremost experts on law enforcement in California, Sheriff Jones is an advocate for investing in public safety and a vocal opponent of the ‘Defund the Police’ movement. In Congress, Jones will be an advocate for fiscal accountability, border security, and restoring criminal justice to America’s communities. A nationally recognized law enforcement leader, Jones has testified before congress, and has presented at two white house conferences on law enforcement, immigration, and safety issues. 

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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