Jeff Randle is one of California’s most talented and successful communications and public affairs professionals. He has more than three decades of political, media and communications expertise in both the private and public sectors. He is a close advisor to several high-profile CEOs in California and has successfully led the winning campaigns for some of the most prominent public affairs and initiative battles in California.
Randle built Randle Communications on the principles of Jim Collins’ book Good to Great, focusing on developing a high performing team, challenging team members to deliver extraordinary results and giving them the tools to succeed. Randle’s approach has led the Sacramento Business Journal to name his firm the number one public relations and public affairs firm in the Sacramento region. Randle has been named one of the top 100 most influential people in California by Capitol Weekly magazine five times, and Campaigns and Elections magazine has recognized him as one of the top 100 political influencers in the state. In 2019, Randle was named in Sacramento Magazine’s inaugural Top 300, a list of the most powerful business leaders in the metro region. Randle and his wife, Kellie, have also been recognized as one of Sacramento’s top 25 power couples. In 2020, Randle was recognized as part of the Sacramento Business Journal’s inaugural list of Most Admired CEOs.
Randle was a deputy chief of staff to Governor Pete Wilson for eight years where he was responsible for all political, communications and coalition building efforts in support of the governor’s public policy agenda. His outstanding work for Governor Wilson led the Los Angeles Times to call him a “wunderkind.” Randle was also a top advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, serving as a senior member of his historic recall campaign in 2003 and a senior advisor on his political team during his first term as governor.
Randle is a major player in California and national politics serving as a key political and finance advisor to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and serving as his Sacramento area finance chair. Randle has led the Republican leader’s local finance team for the last four years, in which time they have raised over $3 million for Leader McCarthy.
Randle is a native Californian and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of California, Los Angeles, in 1986. He and his wife, Kellie, live in Sacramento. Randle’s oldest daughter, Annie, is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, while his son, Jake just graduated from University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where his youngest daughter, Jillie Kate, still attends.
Randle enjoys spending time with his family and visiting his children at their colleges. He is a devoted Bruins fan who loves rooting for UCLA’s football and basketball teams. He is also a life-long Los Angeles Angels baseball fan.