Marie Waldron

Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron.jpg
Minority Leader of the California Assembly
Assumed office
November 8, 2018
Preceded byBrian Dahle
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 75th district
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded byNathan Fletcher
Personal details
Born (1960-03-28) March 28, 1960 (age 59)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Steve
Children1
Alma materSt. John's University, New York, UCSD, SDSU

Marie Waldron is an American politician from California. Waldron is serving as the minority leader of the California State Assembly. Waldron is a Republican member of California State Assembly from District 75, encompassing parts of inland northern San Diego and southwestern Riverside counties.

Early life[edit]

On March 28, 1960, Waldron was born in New York City, New York.[1]

Education[edit]

Waldron earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint John's University. Waldron attended San Diego State University and University of San Diego.[2]

Career[edit]

As a business person, Waldron and her husband are owners of Top End Tees Screenprinting & Driving Styles Apparel.[2]

In 1998, Waldron's political career began when she became an Escondido City Councilwoman. In 2002, Waldron served as a Vice Mayor until 2005. Waldron served the city council until 2012.[2][1]

On November 6, 2012, Waldron won the election and became a Republican member of California State Assembly for District 75. Waldron defeated Matthew Herold with 62.7% of the votes.[3] On November 4, 2014, as an incumbent, Waldron won the election and continued serving District 75. Waldron defeated Nicholas Shestople with 69% of the votes.[4] On November 8, 2016, as an incumbent, Waldron won the election and continued serving District 75. Waldron defeated Andrew Masiel Sr. with 62.9% of the votes.[5] On November 6, 2018, as an incumbent, Waldron won the election and continued serving District 75. Waldron defeated Alan Geraci with 56.4% of the votes.[6][2]

On November 8, 2018, she was elected by her Assembly Republican colleagues to serve as Assembly minority leader.[7]

Waldron is a founding member of the San Diego chapter of California Women's Leadership Association.[8]

Election history[edit]

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 75th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marie Waldron (incumbent) 41,510 99.1
Democratic Nicholas Shestople (write-in) 375 0.9
Libertarian Mike Paster (write-in) 14 0.0
Total votes 41,899 100.0
General election
Republican Marie Waldron (incumbent) 66,152 69.0
Democratic Nicholas Shestople 29,761 31.0
Total votes 95,913 100.0
Republican hold

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 75th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marie Waldron (incumbent) 56,407 60.3
Democratic Andrew Masiel Sr. 37,104 39.7
Total votes 93,511 100.0
General election
Republican Marie Waldron (incumbent) 111,598 62.9
Democratic Andrew Masiel Sr. 65,770 37.1
Total votes 177,368 100.0
Republican hold

2018 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 75th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marie Waldron (incumbent) 56,646 61.6
Democratic Alan Geraci 35,324 38.4
Total votes 91,970 100.0
General election
Republican Marie Waldron (incumbent) 95,236 56.4
Democratic Alan Geraci 73,707 43.6
Total votes 168,943 100.0
Republican hold

Awards[edit]

  • 1990 Outstanding Community Service Award. Presented by Escondido Rotary Club.[2]
  • 2011 Woman of the Year.[2]
  • 2015 Legislature of the Year. Presented by California Life Sciences Association. [2]
  • 2015 Legislature of the Year. Presented by California Chronic Care Coalition.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Waldron's husband is Steve. They have one child. Waldron and her family live in Escondido, California.[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Marie Waldron". joincalifornia.com. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Marie Waldron's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "November 6, 2012 General Election". joincalifornia.com. November 6, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "November 4, 2014 General Election". joincalifornia.com. November 4, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  5. ^ "November 8, 2016 General Election". joincalifornia.com. November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  6. ^ "November 6, 2018 General Election". joincalifornia.com. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  7. ^ McGreevy, Patrick (November 8, 2018). "California Assembly Republicans elect Escondido's Marie Waldron new leader". sandiegouniontribune.com. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "September 2015 Speaker - Assemblywoman Marie Waldron". escondidorepublicanclub.com. 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2019.

External links[edit]

California Assembly
Preceded by
Brian Dahle
Minority Leader of the California Assembly
2018–present
Incumbent