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Randy Voepel biography: 13 things about US Navy veteran born in Saint Charles, Missouri

Randy Greg Voepel was born in Saint Charles, Missouri, United States. He and his wife Susan Voepel live in Santee, California, USA.

Aside from Santee, Randy has lived in other parts of California including San Diego and El Cajon. Here are 13 more things about him:

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  1. He graduated from Saint Leo University  St. Leo, Florida, USA.
  2. He is 1 year younger than Susan. They have two children together.
  3. In August 1969, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975, he served on guided-missile destroyer called the USS Buchanan.
  4. In 1979, Susan gave birth to their daughter Laura Voepel
  5. From 1996 to 2000, he was a member of the Santee City Council.
  6. From 2000 to 2016, he served as the mayor of Santee.
  7. On November 8, 2016, he defeated Leo Hamel and became a Republican member of California State Assembly for District 71, encompassing most of inland San Diego County and part of Riverside County.
  8. On January 20, 2017, he took to Twitter to express his support for Donald Trump. He wrote, “Let us not only #MAGA, but make California Great Again. Grateful to be representing my district in the State Assembly. #InaugurationDay.”
  9. On November 8, 2018, he defeated James Elia and was reelected as a member of California State Assembly for District 71.
  10. On November 8, 2020, he defeated Liz “Elizabeth” Lavertu and was reelected as a member of California State Assembly for District 71.
  11. On January 6, 2021, Trump’s supporters breached the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. On January 9, 2021, he compared the riot to the American Revolutionary War. He told the San Diego Union-Tribune, “This is Lexington and Concord. First shots fired against tyranny. Tyranny will follow in the aftermath of the Biden swear-in on January 20th.”
  12. On November 8, 2022, he lost to Marie Waldron and failed to be elected as a member of California State Assembly for District 75.
  13. He was 72 years old when his grandson Anderson Lee Aldrich fatally shot five people in Club Q in Colorado Springs on November 19, 2022 and wounded 25 others.
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