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." 

“I am proud to have the support of the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our communities,” said Voepel. “The deputy sheriffs are fine public servants who always put the public first. I am honored to be their endorsed candidate in this race.”

East County voters consistently rate the DSA as the most highly favorable and persuasive endorsement when tested against other organizational and elected official endorsements.

The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County joins Assemblymember Brian Jones, 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 and Santee Councilmember Ronn Hall 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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