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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 71

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Randy Voepel

Mayor of Santee
108,049 votes (65.8%)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.

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