Port of Palm Beach Commissioner Katherine Waldron, a successful businesswoman and longtime steward of the environment, recently announced her candidacy for the open District 86 seat in the Florida House of Representatives.
Incumbent State Rep. Matt Willhite announced plans last month to forego re-election to the District 86 seat in 2022 and instead run for the Palm Beach County Commission. District 86 includes most of the western communities.
Waldron, a Democrat, has a diverse background in policy development, managing multibillion-dollar budgets, promoting economic growth, running a successful business and advocating on issues ranging from community engagement to environmental protection.
She believes that her unique experiences, relationships and skillsets cultivated over the last several years come at a critical time as Florida continues recovering from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on the physical well-being of residents and the economic health of businesses and governments.
Waldron graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in economics and received her MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has been a resident of Palm Beach County for 20 years. After moving to the area, Waldron quickly became involved in the community, volunteering and serving on numerous boards and committees, including the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, the Boys & Girls Club, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Palm Beach County Preservation Foundation, the West Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee and more.
Waldron announced her candidacy with the support of many local elected officials. Learn more about Waldron at www.votekw.com.