Our view: Jones is pick for sheriff, Niello for senate

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The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office needs a strong leader in the county’s top law post and Scott Jones fits the bill. Jones is a step forward for the department and he’s earned the endorsements of three Folsom City Council members Kerri Howell, Ernie Sheldon and Andy Morin, retiring Sheriff John McGinness, Folsom Police Chief Sam Spiegel and the Folsom Chamber of Commerce. Jones is the clear choice for sheriff. In keeping with the department’s policy of transparency and media access, Jones promises to continue that trend. He’s also fiscally conservative and will be a strong representative in the community the department serves. In the race to replace the late Sen. Dave Cox, there is one clear choice – Roger Niello (R-Fair Oaks). His connection to the region runs deep and he’s been proactive in meeting with leaders in Folsom and the surrounding area. He resides in Fair Oaks and has helped run the family automotive business. Niello’s ability to reach across the aisle and work with Democrats is invaluable when it comes to gaining a consensus on issues that impact the region, especially regarding the state budget and development. Niello will fight for this region as he’s done most of his political career. He’s served on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors as well as the state Assembly. The Howard Jarvis Tax Payers’ Association also gave Niello a 100-percent rating. The Telegraph believes Niello is the best choice for state Senate.