Voepel, former mayor of Santee, discussed his views on various real estate-related issues, including housing affordability, property rights, and state budget deficits, as well as his opposition to pending legislation that could increase taxes and limit landlord rights.
Voepel, who serves as a member of the Assembly’s Local Government, Insurance, and Aging Committees, also discussed other statewide issues that could affect the local real estate market, including economic stability, employment growth, water, healthcare reform, public safety, rising student debt for millennials and political gridlock in Sacramento.
Before his election to the Assembly in November 2016, Voepel served on the Santee City Council between 1996 and 2000, and then served as mayor (2000-2016). A Vietnam veteran, Voepel served two tours in the conflict with the US Navy. After leaving the military, he worked nearly 40 years in the insurance industry. Voepel’s 71st Assembly district includes the East San Diego County communities of Alpine, Borrego Springs, El Cajon, Rancho San Diego, Ramona, Santee, Mount Helix, Spring Valley and Lakeside, as well as the Southern Riverside County communities of Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Lake Riverside and Mountain Center.