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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 75

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Marie Waldron

Business Owner/Assemblymember
128,559 votes (54.5%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Work to create supportive housing for the homeless, including mental health and substance use treatment access
  • Ensure our economy is opened safely and job creation is supported and increased
  • Support natural resource management to reduce the risk of wildfires, protect our air and water and help victims who have lost their homes due to fires



Profession:Small Businessowner, Assemblymember
Owner, Waldron Enterprises LLC (1996–current)
State Assemblymember, California — Elected position (2012–current)
City Councilmember, City of Escondido — Elected position (1998–2012)


St. John's University Bachelor of Science, Athletic Admin/Mass Communications (current)
University of CA, San Diego Graduate Certificate, Urban Planning (current)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (4)

Carbon Neutrality Question

To reach a goal of carbon neutrality by 2045, as set forth in a 2018 executive order what, if any, proposals, plans or legislation would you support?  Please be specific.

No answer provided.
Housing Question

Describe what proposal(s) you would support to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing for all income groups in California?

No answer provided.
According to the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, we spend over $81,000 per individual who is incarcerated.  Other than incarceration, what ways can the State address safety and justice?
Answer from Marie Waldron:

California as a state, incarcerates more people than almost all NATO nations.  That is unacceptable.  Mass incarceration has proven to be ineffective in reducing crime.  While crimes do have consequences, we must also look at ways to reduce recidivism and support redemption and successful reentry into society.  Since 95% of people in prison today will one day be released, the goal should be that they are rehabilitated and given reentry services, such as eductional opportunities, substance use and mental health treatment, anger management, job training, housing, etc. so that their transition can be successful.  More funding for these efforts would reduce overall prison populations as recidivism would drop and people could live successful lives.  Also looking at resentencing proposals as many people are facing sentences or lengthy paroles thar far outweigh the severity of the crime.  Certainly there are people who committed heinous crimes and they should get the full punishment due.   

Water Question

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of all Californians?

No answer provided.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,036,739

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
California Association of Realtors

More information about contributions

By State:

California 74.69%
District of Columbia 6.01%
Illinois 2.99%
Texas 2.37%
Other 13.94%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.96%)
Small contributions (0.04%)

By Type:

From organizations (91.57%)
From individuals (8.43%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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