State Senator Jeff Stone Endorses Randy Voepel for State Assembly

State Senator Jeff Stone has endorsed Randy Voepel for the 71st Assembly District.


"Senator Stone has been a strong representative for his district and is an accomplished elected official," said Voepel. "I am honored to have his endorsement and look forward to working with him in the legislature."

Senator Jeff Stone was elected to represent the 28th State Senate District in 2014. Stone served as Mayor of Temecula until being elected to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

State Senator Jeff Stone joins Assemblymember Brian Jones, Assemblymember Marie Waldron, State Senator Mike Morrell, Assemblymember Ling Ling Chang, AssemblymemberShannon Grove, El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, El Cajon Councilmember Star Bales, El Cajon Councilmember Gary Kendrick, El Cajon Councilmember Bob McClellan, Santee Councilmember John Minto, Santee Councilmember Rob McNelis, Santee Councilmember Ronn Hall, La Mesa Councilmember Ruth Sterling, Cajon Valley Union School District President Justin Slagle, Padre Dam Municipal Water District Board President Doug Wilson, Padre Dam Municipal Water District Board Member Bill PommeringSantee School Board Member Ken Fox, and the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County among Voepel’s early endorsers. 

Originally elected to the Santee City Council in 1996, Voepel was elected Mayor in 2000. Voepel is a U.S. Navy veteran with two combat tours of duty in Vietnam. A graduate from Saint Leo University, he is a businessman in financial services specializing in corporate benefits. He and his wife Susan have two children and three grandchildren.  

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State Senator Mike Morrell Endorses Randy Voepel for State Assembly

State Senator Mike Morrell has endorsed Randy Voepel for the 71st Assembly District.

"I deeply appreciate the support of Senator Morrell and I am proud to have his endorsement," said Voepel. "Senator Morrell is an experienced legislator with a deep understanding of the issues that our state faces, and I am glad to have him as part of my team."

Morrell represents the 23rd Senate District, and served in the Assembly prior to his election to the Senate.

State Senator Mike Morrell joins Assemblymember Brian Jones, Assemblymember Marie Waldron, El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, El Cajon Councilmember Star Bales, El Cajon Councilmember Gary Kendrick, El Cajon Councilmember Bob McClellan, Santee Councilmember John Minto, Santee Councilmember Rob McNelis, Santee Councilmember Ronn Hall, La Mesa Councilmember Ruth Sterling, Cajon Valley Union School District President Justin Slagle, Padre Dam Municipal Water District Board President Doug Wilson, Santee School Board Member Ken Fox, and the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County among Voepel’s early endorsers. 

Originally elected to the Santee City Council in 1996, Voepel was elected Mayor in 2000. Voepel is a U.S. Navy veteran with two combat tours of duty in Vietnam. A graduate from Saint Leo University, he is a businessman in financial services specializing in corporate benefits. He and his wife Susan have two children and three grandchildren.  

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Padre Dam Water District Director Bill Pommering Endorses Randy Voepel for State Assembly

Padre Dam Municipal Water District Director Bill Pommering has endorsed Randy Voepel for the 71st Assembly District.

"Randy has the ability, experience, and determination to succeed in Sacramento," said Pommering. "As Mayor, he's compiled an impressive record of achievement, and I have full confidence that he'll be an effective and productive representative for this district."

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Santee School Board Member Ken Fox Endorses Randy Voepel for State Assembly

Santee School Board Member Ken Fox has endorsed Randy Voepel for the 71st Assembly District.

"Randy has been a strong and effective leader for our community," said Fox. "As Mayor, he not only articulated a positive vision for our city, but he had the ability to implement that vision. Sacramento needs more leaders like Randy, and I know he'll be an effective representative for this district."

"Ken is an influential leader in this district, and his endorsement means a great deal to me," said Voepel. "He understands how we can improve education for all students, and I look forward to working with him while I am in Sacramento."

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Padre Dam Water District President Doug Wilson Endorses Randy Voepel for State Assembly

Padre Dam Municipal Water District Board President Doug Wilson has endorsed Randy Voepel for the 71st Assembly District.

"With California's ongoing drought, water has become one of California's most important issues," said Voepel. "I look forward to working with Doug to find ways to mitigate the impact of the drought and to look for solutions to ensure residents within the 71st Assembly District can feel confident about their supply of water."

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Cajon Valley Union School District President Justin Slagle Endorses Randy Voepel for State Assembly

Cajon Valley School Union District President Justin Slagle has endorsed Randy Voepel for the 71st Assembly District.

"There are few elected officials with as strong a record as Randy Voepel," said Slagle. "As Mayor, he's done an excellent job of ensuring Santee maintains fiscal discipline, implements pro-business policies, and prioritizes public safety. He will be a strong advocate for this region and for the issues that matter most to this district."

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Deputy Sheriffs' Association Endorses Randy Voepel for State Assembly

The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County (DSASD) has endorsed Randy Voepel for State Assembly, establishing him as “Law Enforcement’s Choice!” in the race for the 71st Assembly District.

“As Mayor of Santee, Randy has been a consistent and dedicated advocate for public safety,” said Matt Clay, President of the DSASD. “He has made a commitment to ensure public safety is a top priority in the budget. As a result of his efforts, Santee is one of the safest cities in the region. As California continues to navigate numerous public safety issues, we know Randy will be a strong voice for policies that protect the public." 

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Best. Highest. Smallest.

In announcing his endorsement of Mayor Randy Voepel for the 71st Assembly District, Santee Councilmember Rob McNelis cited released data showing that Santee leads the region when it comes to fiscally responsible policies.

Specifically, the data show that Santee boasts the best business environment, highest citizen-to-employee ratio, and smallest pension liabilities in the region.

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El Cajon Councilmember Bob McClellan Endorses Randy Voepel for State Assembly

El Cajon City Councilmember Bob McClellan has endorsed Santee Mayor Randy Voepel for the 71stAssembly District.

“Politicians often talk about the importance of limited government and pro-business policies, but few often have the record to back it up,” said McClellan. “As Mayor of Santee, Randy has exemplified what it means to ‘walk the walk.’ Under his leadership, Santee has allowed businesses to grow, thrive, and prosper.”

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Santee Councilmember John Minto Endorses Randy Voepel for State Assembly

(Santee) – Citing a recent study that ranked Santee as the most business-friendly city in the county,Santee Councilmember John Minto has endorsed Mayor Randy Voepel for the 71st Assembly District.

"Just recently, the UT San Diego published an article describing a recent study of how government regulation increases housing costs," said Minto. "Among the various jurisdictions included in the study,Santee boasted the lowest regulation cost when it comes to housing and development. This is the direct result of the pro-business, fiscally responsible vision Randy has had over 15 years. The benefits of this approach are clear: today, Santee is one of the the most fiscally stable cities in the county, with major reserves, and one of the lowest pension obligations of any other city. At the same time, we have the resources necessary for vibrant recreation programs, senior services, and public safety.

"We need Randy in Sacramento, and I'm honored to say that I'm part of his team," concluded Minto.

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