Over the past two decades, Marie Waldron has been deeply involved in North San Diego County. As a local business owner, she understands the economic impacts of burdensome government regulation and spending on taxpayers and small businesses. Elected to the California State Assembly in 2012, Waldron serves as minority floor leader for the Republican Caucus. Prior to her election to the Assembly, Waldron served for 14 years on the Escondido City Council fighting for public safety, fiscal restraint and neighborhood revitalization.
Waldron also served as Escondido’s Deputy Mayor, as a board member for the North County Transit District, the city’s representative to the League of California Cities, the Regional Solid Waste Association Board, and Escondido’s Investment subcommittee. Her commitment to her city was recognized by the Escondido Rotary Club when she was presented their Outstanding Community Service Award.
Marie and her husband Steve have owned and operated Top End Tees Screen-printing and Apparel in Escondido for over 20 years. Waldron has also been a member of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Association and many other groups. She served 4 years as Honorary Chairman of the California Business Advisory Council which advocated on behalf of California’s small businesses to Congress.
Previous employers include NBC Sports in New York, Times Mirror Cable TV in San Diego and the New York Mets where she managed promotions and advertising.
Active in the San Diego region, Waldron was a founding member of the San Diego chapter of CWLA (California Women’s Leadership Association), is a member of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
The Waldron’s have a 17-year old son and Steve is the founder of the successful “Cruisin’ Grand” hotrod event held in downtown Escondido since 1999. Marie has a B.S. degree from St. John’s University and has done graduate work at UCSD and SDSU.