Our November Speaker – Assemblymember Marie Waldron

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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 whip 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 13-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.

Elected Office
California State Assembly since 2012
City Councilmember, City of Escondido 1998 – 2012
Deputy Mayor, City of Escondido 2002 – 2004 and 2010-2012
Board of Directors, North County Transit District (NCTD) 1998 – ‘02, Alternate
League of California Cities 2002 – Representative ’03 –‘12
Regional Solid Waste Association (RSWA) Board Member ‘03 – ‘12
City of Escondido Public Safety Subcommittee
City of Escondido Utilities Subcommittee
City of Escondido Investment Subcommittee

Legislative Committee assignments
Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media: Vice Chair
Public Safety: Member
Governmental Organization: Member
Local Government: Member
Rules: Member
Small Business Financing and Development Opportunities Committee

Appointments & Commendations
Appointed California Honorary Chairman, Business Advisory Council (BAC)
Escondido Rotary Club’s Outstanding Community Service Award 1990

Associations & Political Memberships
American Legion Auxiliary
San Diego Lincoln Club
North County Chapter of the Lincoln Club
Founding Member, California Women’s Leadership Association (CWLA)
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
San Diego Taxpayers Association
Adam Smith Institute ‘98 – ‘06
Leadership 2000 alumni

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