February 16, 2022

John McGinness, Conservative Talk Show Host and Former Sacramento County Sheriff, Endorses Sheriff Scott Jones for Congress 

(Sacramento, CA) – Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones today announced that he has secured the endorsement of former Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness in his race for California’s 3rd Congressional District.
John McGinness spent more than 31 years with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office and served in every service area of the Department, including as Sheriff from 2006 to 2010. He is a highly decorated veteran with vast law enforcement experience. McGinness is an adjunct professor of criminal justice, communications, leadership, and professional studies with the California State University. McGinness hosts his own show on Sacramento's top rated NewsRadio KFBK on AM 1530 and FM 93.1.
“Sheriff Scott Jones is a hardworking, strong law enforcement leader who has the fortitude and knowledge to stand up to the ‘defund the police’ mob who want to make America less safe. I trust him to get results on the issues our community cares about: securing the border, putting an end to endless government spending, and reducing crime. He has served Sacramento County with integrity, and I know he will do the same in Washington.” – Former Sacramento Sheriff John McGinness
Sheriff McGinness’ endorsement adds to a growing list of Sheriff Scott Jones’ law enforcement endorsements, which include:

  • John D’Agostini, El Dorado County Sheriff

  • Ed Bonner, Placer County Sheriff (Ret.)

  • Todd Johns, Plumas County Sheriff 

  • Rick Stephens, Alpine County Sheriff 

  • Jeff Hollowell, Inyo County Sheriff (Ret.)

  • Richard Scholl, Mono County Sheriff (Ret.)

  • Dan Paranick, Mono County Sheriff (Ret.)

  • Keith Royal, Nevada County Sheriff (Ret.)

  • Michael Fisher, Sierra County Sheriff

  • Wendell Anderson, Yuba County Sheriff

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 has been 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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