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 some of the most high-profile CEOs in California and has successfully led the winning campaigns for some of the highest profile public affairs and initiative battles in California.
Randle built Randle Communications on the principles of Jim Collins’ book Good to Great, focusing on building a high performing team, challenging them to deliver extraordinary results and giving them the tools to succeed. Randle’s approach has led the Sacramento Business Journal to name his firm as 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 three times and Campaigns and Elections magazine has recognized him as one of the top 100 political influencers in the state. Randle and his wife Kellie have also been recognized as one of Sacramento’s top 25 power couples.
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 advisor to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and serving as his Sacramento area finance chair. Randle has led the majority leader’s local finance team for the last three years, in which time they have raised over $2 million for the majority leader and Speaker Paul Ryan.
Randle is a native Californian and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from University of California, Los Angeles, in 1986. He and his wife, Kellie, live in Sacramento. Randle’s oldest daughter, Annie, attends Vanderbilt University in Nashville, while his son, Jake, and youngest daughter, Jillie Kate, attend the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
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.