Capitol Weekly’s Top 100: Jeff Randle

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88. Jeff Randle

Jeff Randle, deputy chief of staff to former Gov. Pete Wilson, has built an enviable record in business, political strategy, marketing and communications during the past two decades. He is CEO and president of his 21-member firm, Randle Communications, and his eclectic client base includes such heavy hitters as the California Hospital Association, the Realtors Association, CalPERS and Golden 1, among others. Randle trends Republican, and has developed solid contacts over the years with House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy. He has a political gene from way back: In 2003, Randle was political director of the successful recall campaign of Arnold Schwarzenegger to dump Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, and seven years later he was a strategist for GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, who lost. His firm, by the way, is often ranked as one of the “Best Places to Work” in local media.

Updated August 9, 2022

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