87. Jeff Randle
Jeff Randle is president and CEO of Randle Communications, which handles political strategy, media, communications and other chores for an array of clients, including the California Hospital Association, Golden 1, the California Association of Realtors and CalPERS, among others. Randle served eight years as deputy chief of staff under former Gov. Pete Wilson, and was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s political director in the 2003 recall campaign against Gray Davis. Randle is close to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, and was chairman of the board of California Trailblazers, the state’s version of the NRCC’s Young Guns candidate recruitment program. He was also a key strategist for Meg Whitman and helped secure Pete Wilson’s endorsement for her gubernatorial run in 2010. We’d be remiss if we didn’t note that former newsie Kevin Riggs recently retired after 10 happy years at Randle, which is regularly voted one of the Best Places to Work in Sacramento.
Updated August 25, 2021