The public is invited to a meet and greet for 3rd Congressional District candidate Sheriff Scott Jones on Saturday, Mar. 26 from 2-4 p.m. at Feather Publishing Co.’s* meeting room at 287 Lawrence Street.
This is an opportunity to get to know Jones as he shares his position on a variety of issues facing the country and Plumas County. He will also take this opportunity to hear first-hand from those attending the issues and concerns they would like to see addressed by Congress.
Scott joins two other candidates, Dr. Kermit Jones and Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, running in the newly formed third district as a result of the 2020 Census requiring congressional district lines be redrawn. Plumas is no longer part of the 1st Congressional District and now joins Placer, Sierra, Nevada, Alpine, Inyo, and Mono counties and parts of El Dorado County and Yuba County, as well as the Folsom area of Sacramento County in the 3rd Congressional District.
When Jones made his announcement to run for this office he said in part, “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.”
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, he was re-elected unopposed to a second term in 2014 and 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.
Considered one of the foremost experts on law enforcement in California, 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, he said he regularly meets with national and state leaders, and has spoken on law enforcement issues for national and statewide news outlets.
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.
*Please note: Use of Feather Publishing Co.’s meeting room for this meeting is not meant as an implied endorsement