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Citrus Heights vice mayor withdraws bid for Congress to seek Frost’s seat

Bret Daniels, use-of-force, AB 392
File photo, Citrus Heights Councilman Bret Daniels speaks in opposition to AB 392 during a March 14, 2019, council meeting. // MetroCable 14

By Mike Hazlip—
Citrus Heights Vice Mayor Bret Daniels announced Thursday that he is withdrawing from his bid for United States Congress and plans to run for Sacramento County Supervisor, in an effort to replace outgoing Supervisor Sue Frost.

In the Aug. 3 release, Daniels said his top priorities if elected would be public safety and homelessness, transportation and roads, and fulfilling a promise to address spending and “oppose any effort to raise your taxes.” The move comes as Frost recently announced she will not seek reelection in 2024.

“Sue’s announcement was a BIG surprise to all of us,” Daniels said in the release. “She has done an incredible job serving the community, first as a Councilmember here in Citrus Heights and then as a County Supervisor. It would be an honor to follow her and serve the great people of District 4. This unexpected opportunity allows me to fulfill a desire to serve a greater Cause while also allowing me to be home with my family each night.”

Daniels has served as a councilman for Citrus Heights for almost 13 years and is also on the Education and Community Programs Committee, the Sacramento Air Quality Board, and the Regional Transit Board.

Daniels announced his bid for Congress in a May 18 release. He was set to challenge incumbent Ami Bera to represent the Sixth Congressional District. He is a resident of Citrus Heights.

Frost announced last month that she has endorsed Folsom City Councilwoman Rosario Rodriquez to be her successor on the Board of Supervisors.

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