(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.
“John has been a strong ally in our effort to improve Santee over the past several years,” said Voepel. “He has stood by my side as we've worked to promote a business-friendly city with unrestrictive regulations and pro-jobs policies. This study shows that our efforts have had results.”
A Santee resident since 1992, Minto was first elected to the Santee City Council in 2002.
Councilmember Minto joins Assemblymember Brian Jones, El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, El CajonCouncilmember Star Bales, El Cajon Councilmember Gary Kendrick, 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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