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75th District Incumbent Assemblywoman Marie Waldron Endorses Andrew Hayes


Last updated 11/9/2023 at 12:33pm

Six-term Assemblywoman and former Republican Minority Leader Marie Waldron announced her endorsement of conservative Lakeside School Board President Andrew Hayes in the race for the termed-out Republican’s 75th District Assembly seat.

“I’ve spent more than two decades fighting for the people of this district,” Waldron said. “I know the issues and values that matter to them, and I know what it means to stand up to Sacramento Democrats’ failed agenda. Andrew Hayes will not let AD-75 families down in the fight to get our economy back on track, keep our communities safe, and keep the woke agenda out of our kids’ classrooms.”

Hayes claims over 80 local officials have endorsed him, including Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones, Supervisor Joel Anderson, Supervisor Jim Desmond and County Assessor Jordan Marks. The Borrego Sun is also endorsing Hayes.

After achieving success in business, Waldron began her public service on the Escondido City Council. Waldron served on the Council until 2012 when she was elected to the Assembly. Chosen by her colleagues as Republican Minority Leader in 2018, Waldron is now in her sixth and final term as an Assemblywoman.

Waldron will be termed out of the District in 2024. She was re-elected in 2022. Due to redistricting, Borrego Springs was moved into the 75th State Assembly District from the 71st. Prior to redistricting, Waldron had represented the original 75th District since 2012, which probably explains her strong support in the Primary. The District includes southern Riverside County and large portions of San Diego’s East and North County rural areas.

The 75th District covers a vast territory of Eastern and Northern San Diego County, from the Riverside County line to the US-Mexico border, all the way east to the Imperial County line. It includes the communities of Alpine, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Fallbrook, Jamul, Julian, Lakeside, Pala, Pauma Valley, Pine Valley, Poway, Ramona, Santee, Scripps Ranch, and Valley Center.

“Assemblywoman Waldron knows best what it takes to serve the 75th District community,” said Hayes. “I am honored that she has put her trust in me to continue the work of fighting for our local values and standing up to the far-left agenda that is crushing California families.”

Hayes will be a difficult candidate to match when it comes to experience, as he has worked in both former California State Senator Joel Anderson’s office and as District Director for State Senator Brian Jones.

Hayes, a native of Lakeside, is currently the “conservative chair” of the Lakeside School Board.

“Hayes is a product of Lakeside schools where he learned the value of a great education from an early age. So, when activists in Sacramento began forcing their woke agenda into our kids’ classrooms, Hayes stepped up and ran for school board in his hometown,” states his website.

Hayes was first elected to the Lakeside Union School District Board of Trustees in 2018 and quickly became a leader in local education. Now serving as President of the Board, he has continued to champion parental rights and local control in our schools while developing an improved curriculum and defeating a $66 million tax increase.

He is a graduate of El Capitan High Schooland attended the University of San Diego, earning two bachelor’s degrees.

For more information about Andrew Hayes and his campaign, please visit

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