El Dorado Hills resident, small-business owner and retired law-enforcement professional Greg Ferrero has announced his candidacy for El Dorado County supervisor. Ferrero will pursue the District 1 seat currently held by John Hidahl, who is ineligible for re-election in 2024 due to term limits.
“As a parent and small business owner in District 1, and as a former peace officer who has engaged with residents, schools and government leaders here, I appreciate the values we share as a community and recognize the issues we need to tackle moving forward,” said Ferrero.
“Among my priorities are preserving the safety and security of our community, promoting a balanced approach to development, making wise fiscal decisions and being a strong voice for El Dorado Hills at the county level,” he continued. “I look forward to bringing a common-sense approach and transparency to the role. El Dorado Hills is my chosen home and I would be honored to serve the residents of El Dorado Hills; I am ready and excited to serve.”
Ferrero has been active in commerce, public safety and civic matters on the county’s Western Slope for many years. Since 2013, he and his wife, Rita, have owned and operated Sierra Laundry, which today includes locations in El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park. In April their business was recognized as Start-Up Business of the Year by the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to venturing into business, Ferrero enjoyed an accomplished California Highway Patrol career, which included substantial outreach to residents and agencies in 10 diverse counties, including El Dorado. Leading the deployment of the CHP’s newest field office in East Sacramento in 2009, he partnered with El Dorado County’s supervisors, schools and homeowners’ groups to assess local safety needs.
While with the CHP, Ferrero also directed threat analysis and intelligence coordination for the state of California, reporting directly to the governor’s Homeland Security advisor. He led the coordination of the state’s Amber Alert Program, influenced legislation to enact the Blue and Silver Alert Programs, and served on the California Child Abduction Task Force. Highly credentialed, he held a Top Secret FBI security clearance and was sworn as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal.
After 28 years of exemplary service, he retired from the CHP as a captain in 2015.
Ferrero has been an active community volunteer in a variety of civic and youth-sports activities. He has served on the El Dorado County Department of Transportation Traffic Advisory Committee and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee and has coached a number of local teams in youth basketball, youth baseball and youth lacrosse. Ferrero was also a volunteer firefighter for the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.
A third-generation Northern California native, Ferrero graduated in 1987 from California State University, Sacramento with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and law enforcement administration. He also graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2013.
He and Rita have lived in El Dorado Hills since 2007 and are the proud parents of three adult children: Alexa, Victoria and Adam — all of whom attended local schools and are alumni of Oak Ridge High School.
For more information visit ferrero4supervisor.com.