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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 71

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Randy Voepel

Mayor of Santee
51,857 votes (59.9%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Restoring California's economic prosperity
  • Reducing the size of state government
  • Protecting taxpayer dollars



Profession:Mayor of Santee
Mayor, City of Santee — Elected position (2000–current)


As Mayor of Santee for the past 15 years, I’ve worked hard to implement a conservative, limited government vision for Santee. I’m happy to say that these efforts have paid off, as Santee has become a model for how conservative principles can be applied at a local level. Now I’m ready to take my experience to Sacramento, which is in desperate need of strong conservative leadership.

While serving as Mayor my record of accomplishment includes:

– Building up large budget reserves to strengthen our fiscal stability.
– Contracting out recreation programs, public safety, and many other city services to keep staff low and reduce pension liabilities.
– Dedicating the highest proportion of our budget to public safety.
– Achieving one of the lowest crime rates in the region.
– No sales tax increases.
– Reducing city spending by 16% during the lean years to keep the budget balanced.
– Implementing pro-business policies that attract the restaurants we want, as well as vibrant new retail, residential, and office development.
– Establishing a teen center, ball fields, concerts and recreational activities for children, families & seniors.

As a result of these policies, Santee now boasts the best business environment, highest citizen-to-employee ratio, and smallest pension liabilities in the region. 

My record of accomplishment and success is precisely what’s needed in Sacramento. Our state could benefit greatly from dramatically improving our business environment, significantly reducing the size and role of our state government, and stabilizing the long-term fiscal outlook.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $282,880

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

California Association of Realtors
Employees of VOEPEL, RANDY G.
Employees of California State Assembly
Cameron Brothers Construction Co.
Davisson Enterprises and employees
Employees of Development Contractor Inc.
Employees of Priest Development Corporation
San Diego Group
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

More information about contributions

By State:

California 95.19%
Arizona 3.94%
Kansas 0.42%
Massachusetts 0.35%
Other 0.09%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.97%)
Small contributions (0.03%)

By Type:

From organizations (70.47%)
From individuals (29.53%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Official Statement

Researched by Voter’s Edge
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

STATE ASSEMBLY 71st District



Mayor of Santee

Santee Mayor Randy Voepel is the only candidate with a track record of implementing successful policies at the local level!

As a result of Voepel’s common-sense policies, Santee boasts the best business climate, most efficient government, and lowest pension obligations in the region. The city also enjoys low crime, fantastic parks & recreation services, thriving businesses, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Growth and jobs: Randy Voepel worked to cut bureaucratic red tape to foster economic growth and new jobs.

No new taxes: Santee is the only city in East County to not raise the sales tax.

Smaller government: To reduce the size of government, Voepel utilized partnerships with private enterprise and contracted out government services to the private sector. Less spending: Voepel has cut city staff to balance the budget, maintained higher reserves than other cities, and protected the community by funding public safety first. Voepel will bring his record of conservative government to Sacramento where he’ll cut red tape, reduce spending, oppose tax increases, protect the 2nd Amendment, preserve family values, and work to turn our state around.

Voepel has been endorsed by the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County, San Diego County Probation Officers Association, and every Mayor and City Councilmember within the district.

Voepel has also served two tours in Vietnam and has 39 years of experience in the financial services industry.

If you agree that your next Assemblymember should have a proven record of fighting for conservative policies, then vote Randy Voepel for State Assembly. 

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