S.C.D.S.A. Endorses Jim Ortega for Folsom City Council, District 4

April 30, 2024

Sacramento, CA- The Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (SCDSA) Board of Directors has voted to endorse Jim Ortega in his campaign for Folsom City Council, District 4. He dedicated 30 years to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, reaching the rank of captain before retiring in 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from CSU, Sacramento, and a master’s degree in emergency services administration from CSU, Long Beach. Additionally, he completed programs at the POST Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and the FBI National Academy. Following his tenure as police chief at the Placerville Police Department from 2017 to 2020, he retired from law enforcement. Over the past two years, he has worked as a consultant at Citygate Associates. In January 2023, he was appointed to the Folsom Planning Commission.

Mr. Ortega is running for the Folsom City Council to address unattended issues in Folsom. He aims to apply the knowledge gained throughout his career to ensure proper funding for public safety, appropriate utilization of tax revenue, and collaboration with local non-profit organizations and the County of Sacramento to address homelessness and mental health concerns.

According to Mr. Ortega, “I am honored to have the endorsement of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. I have served with members of the SCDSA, and I know how hard they work every day and night to keep our communities safe. Thank you for your confidence in my leadership to serve Folsom!”

“It is a privilege to offer our endorsement to Jim Ortega for the Folsom City Council. With a wealth of experience in law enforcement, Jim is dedicated to enhancing Folsom’s residents’ safety and overall welfare.” -Sergeant Nathan Seger, S.C.D.S.A. President.


The Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (S.C.D.S.A.) represents more than 1,900 rank and file sergeants, deputies and non-sworn members working in Sacramento County. For media inquiries, contact Savannah Potter, Communications and Media Specialist, S.C.D.S.A., spotter@scdsa.org.