Former Elk Grove City Council member, Sacramento Sheriff Deputy and current Assembly member Jim Cooper announced he has set up a committee to possibly run for Sacrament County Sheriff in 2022. Current Sheriff Scott Jones has announced he will not seek re-election.
Cooper spent 30 years in law enforcement and served on the Elk Grove City Council when residents voted to incorporate in 2000. Cooper was the leading vote getter and was the first mayor of the city. Cooper served on the city council until 2014 when he ran for the state assembly.
Press release from Cooper:
Assemblymember Cooper Issues Statement on Opening Sheriff’s Campaign Committee and Assembly Campaign Committee
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) released the following statement on opening a committee to run for Sacramento County Sheriff:
“After a 30-year career in law enforcement, I’ve been asked by many elected officials and citizens across the county to seek the open Sheriff’s seat in Sacramento County in 2022.
In 2014 I was elected to the State Assembly and I love being an Assemblyman. It is an honor and privilege to represent the people of Sacramento, Elk Grove, Galt and Lodi in the California State Assembly.
I currently have a campaign committee to seek re-election to the Assembly in 2022 and I also opened a campaign committee for Sheriff out of respect for the hundreds of people that have asked me to run for Sheriff.