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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 71 — California State Assembly

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About this office

State assembly members introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and draft the state budget. They are elected to two-year terms.
For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.

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Leo Hamel

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Randy Voepel

Republican
Mayor of Santee
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Restoring California's economic prosperity
  2. Reducing the size of state government
  3. Protecting taxpayer dollars
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Republican
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

Experience

Experience

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

Biography

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?

Contributions

Total money raised: $282,880

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

1
California Association of Realtors
$17,000
2
Employees of VOEPEL, RANDY G.
$12,100
3
Employees of California State Assembly
$8,400
3
Cameron Brothers Construction Co.
$8,400
3
Davisson Enterprises and employees
$8,400
3
Employees of Development Contractor Inc.
$8,400
3
Employees of Priest Development Corporation
$8,400
3
San Diego Group
$8,400
3
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
$8,400

More information about contributions

By State:

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

By Size:

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

By Type:

From organizations (70.47%)
From individuals (29.53%)
70.47%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 

RANDY VOEPEL
Mayor of Santee

Santee Mayor Randy Voepel will use his experience and successful track record to help turn California around!

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.

Best Business Climate: A study published in the Union-Tribune showed that Santee had the quickest processing time and lowest fees for permitting.

Lowest Pension Obligations: As a result of efficient staffing and long-term planning, Santee has the lowest pension obligations in the region.

Most Efficient Government: Santee has been able to maintain a small city staff while providing citizens with the services and amenities they deserve. The city has stretched every tax dollar to provide residents more bang for their buck.

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, 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 common sense policies, then vote Randy Voepel for State Assembly.

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Leo Hamel

Republican
Small Business Owner
56,184 votes (34.2%)
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Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $4,750

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

1
Employees of HAMEL, LEO
$4,750

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)
100.00%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
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

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