Sacramento County District 4 Supervisor Sue Frost has announced she will not seek re-election for her seat in the upcoming 2024 election. In her announcement, Frost added that she will endorse City of Folsom Mayor Rosario Rodriguez as a candidate to fill her seat.

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“I have announced that I will not be seeking re-election in 2024.  It was a difficult decision, but one that I feel is best for Jack and me. I was called to that seat by God and I know God is calling me to something different now.  It has been an honor and a privilege to represent the people of District 4 and I will continue to work hard as I finish out my term.”

Prior to serving on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, Frost served a total of four years as a Citrus Heights City Council Member ad has served as a County Supervisor for seven years.  Frost was first elected to the board in November of 2016 to serve District 4 which includes the communities of Citrus Heights, Folsom, Orangevale, Antelope, Rio Linda, Elverta, Gold River, Rancho Murieta, North Highlands, Carmichael, Foothill Farms and Fair Oaks.

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“I cannot express how deeply honored I am by the trust and support you have shown to me during my years of public service,”  said Frost. “I have served in office for the past 11 years – four years as a Citrus Heights City Council member and the past seven as a Sacramento County Supervisor. But the time has come for me to move on, so I will not be seeking reelection in 2024.”

While she declined to share details of the reason she will not seek another term, Frost noted in her letter to supporters that her decision, “did not come lightly.”

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“I’ve poured my heart and soul into representing the residents of District 4 and standing up for the values we share.  The road has not always been easy – we’ve faced so many challenges during the past decade from protests and recession to Covid and everything in between,” added Frost. “I have fought hard to stand up for our Constitutional Rights, defend taxpayers, improve transportation, stand up for families, create more opportunities, and keep our neighborhoods safe. I sincerely hope I have lived up to those ideals.”

After her heartfelt announcement, Frost went on to talk about Rodriguez and why she is choosing to endorse the longtime resident and Mayor of Folsom as a candidate to fill what will be her vacant seat. 

“I want to ensure your next representative will continue the level of commitment & service I have tried to provide.  There are several real leaders in the district and I have thought long and hard about who will follow me as County Supervisor.  I want to ensure that there will still be a strong voice for public safety, fiscal responsibility, economic opportunity, and individual rights – and that residents have a Supervisor who will listen and fight for them.  That’s why I am sharing my support for and endorsement of Folsom City Councilwoman Rosario Rodriquez to succeed me on the Board of Supervisors,” she said in her statement. 

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Folsom Times reached out to Rodriguez Tuesday following the announcement. The Folsom Mayor was in a meeting at the time but quickly confirmed by text message, she indeed has plans to run for the District 4 seat in 2024 but had not formally announced it as of yet. Following her meeting she provided Folsom Times with the following statement.

“It is an honor to receive Sue Frost’s endorsement for Sacramento County Supervisor. I have thoroughly enjoyed my role as a council member and current Mayor for the City of Folsom, and look forward to the opportunity to serve as a County Supervisor,” said Rodriguez, who spoke on several of her most recent accomplished tasks during her terms serving on Folsom City Council.

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“I have worked diligently in the collaboration and planning to reduce homelessness in Folsom the past 2 1/2 years. I was the champion of our newly adopted strategic plan that gave our city a vision and goals for the next 5 years,” added Rodriguez.  “I’ve had a hyper-focused execution on economic development, that is critical to achieve the 5 top goals identified in our plan to expand the Folsom Police Department, to increase staffing for the Folsom Police Dept., to initiate technology solutions to streamline organization and improve efficiency, to complete the River District Master Plan and to develop funding/sponsorship for the Johnny Cash Trail.”

Following her announcement Tuesday, Frost went back to work at her county office. She plans to remain focused on the many issues and tasks ahead in the year ahead.

“I care deeply for the families and businesses in District 4. My staff and I will continue to work hard and with the same passion to stand up for you during the last year of my term and the years to follow. I will never stop speaking truth to power or advocating for the values I hold dear,” added Frost. 

This is a developing story, we will follow up with any additional details or announcements.