Unlike the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors race in 2020 in District 3, which featured five primary candidates and a tight general election, Sue Frost prevailed easily in District 4. Against challenger Bridget Duffy, Frost received 75.6 percent of the vote to easily secure a third term.

A conservative, Frost had been a reliably right-leaning vote on the five-member board in recent years, along with longtime former District 3 representative Susan Peters, who left the board in January. Peters’ successor, Rich Desmond, is independent but has had support from some conservative groups while District 5 representative Don Nottoli is sometimes a swing vote.

The board elected Frost its chair for the year in January 2021, according to the Rio Linda Messenger.


Prior to her election to the board in November 2016, Frost served on the Citrus Heights City Council. In a 2012 candidate profile that ran in the Sacramento Bee while she was running for council, Frost described herself as a small-business owner, having earned an associates degree in nursing in 1984 from Pacific Union College.

“State politicians are taking local dollars, cutting school funding, and dumping criminals into our neighborhoods,” Frost told the Bee. “We need strong leaders who will keep Citrus Heights on the right track. That’s why I am running for Citrus Heights City Council.”

Select Issues

Racism: A conservative, Frost has sometimes been at odds with other board members and local leaders, such as when she was the lone no vote in 2020 on declaring racism a public health crisis. “I cannot support this resolution,” Frost said, according to the Sacramento Bee. “I do not believe America is a racist country. Or that most Americans are racist. I do not believe that Sacramento County employees are racist.”

Mental health: Frost wrote a May 18 Facebook post that began “Great news!” after the board unanimously passed Laura’s Law, which she said would allow “allow Sacramento County to help (people with mental health struggles) earlier, without needing to send them to emergency care or jail.”

District Boundaries and Office Locations

Frost’s district spans eastern portions of Sacramento County, including the cities of Folsom, Rancho Cordova, and Citrus Heights and several unincorporated communities.

Office address: 700 H St, Suite 2450, Sacramento, CA 95814

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