Who is Randy Voepel, the East County politician whose grandson is accused of LGBTQ club killings?

SANTEE —  This wasn't the first shooting to hit home for Randy Voepel.In March 2001, a teenager opened fire in Santee's Santana High School, killin...

November 22, 2022
5:00 PM

SANTEE —  This wasn't the first shooting to hit home for Randy Voepel.In March 2001, a teenager opened fire in Santee's Santana High School, killing two and wounding more than a dozen. Voepel, a Vietnam veteran, had recently been elected mayor of the East County city.'My third tour in Vietnam was the Santana High School shooting,' he said years later at a memorial service. 'All we could do now is pray to God and remember our kids.'Voepel is a member of the state Assembly, representing Southern California's 71st district, and this week his grandson was accused of opening fire inside an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs.

Blake Nelson