Scott Jones (Sheriff)

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Scott Jones
Sheriff of Sacramento County
Assumed office
December 10, 2010[1]
Personal details
Born
Scott Robert Jones

(1967-08-10) August 10, 1967 (age 51)
Sacramento, California
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Christy
Children4
OccupationSheriff

Scott Robert Jones (born August 10, 1967) is the current sheriff of Sacramento County, California.[2] Jones was first elected in 2010, winning re-election to his post in November 2014.[3]

2016 U.S. congressional campaign[edit]

In November 2015, Jones announced he would run for U.S. Congress in California's 7th congressional district in 2016. Jones, a Republican, faced incumbent Democrat Ami Bera in the November 2016 general election.[4] Bera defeated Jones in the general election, winning 51% of the vote to Jones's 49%. The margin of victory was 4,802 votes.[5]

Jones was endorsed by the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, a labor union for carpenters.[6] Focuses of his campaign included economic issues, assistance for veterans and seniors, immigration and national security.[7]

Political views[edit]

Jones believes in a pathway to legal status for immigrants who are in the United States illegally, and he is opposed to the deportation of illegal immigrants. He is personally pro-life but does not believe abortion should be illegal. He opposes Republican Party efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. He supports gay marriage. He is opposed to a minimum wage increase and to the legalization of recreational marijuana.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Jones is married and has four children. He has served on the Make-A-Wish Foundation Northeastern California and Northern Nevada chapter board of directors since 2014.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kawahara, Matt (December 10, 2010). "Scott Jones sworn in tonight as Sacramento County sheriff". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  2. ^ Schmidt, Bob (September 30, 2011). "Newsmaker: Scott Jones". Sacramento Business Journal. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  3. ^ Minugh, kim (March 12, 2014). "Sheriff Scott Jones is only candidate to qualify for ballot in June election". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  4. ^ Miller, Jim (November 13, 2015). "Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones plans 2016 challenge of Democratic Rep. Ami Bera". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  5. ^ "U.S. House of Representatives District 7 - Districtwide Results". California Secretary of State. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  6. ^ Cadelago, Christopher (February 17, 2016). "Labor group endorses Republican Scott Jones over Bera". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  7. ^ Myers, Josh (November 16, 2015). "Sacramento County sheriff launches bid for Congress, slams Obama immigration efforts". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  8. ^ Cadelago, Christopher (January 28, 2016). "Q&A: Scott Jones talks issues: Immigration, abortion, marijuana, guns". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Sheriff Scott Jones". Sacramento Business Journal. May 2, 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2016.

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