Council Member Randy Walton's Biography
Randy Walton was elected to his first term on the San Marcos City Council in November 2018.
A resident of San Marcos for 20 years, Randy holds a bachelors degree from the University of California San Diego and a law degree from California Western School of Law. He is also a member of the California Bar.
Randy has been an active volunteer in the community for more than a decade, working with organizations such as San Marcos Youth Baseball, San Marcos High School Surf Team, Valley of Discovery Education Foundation, and the Ridgeline Protection Taskforce. Currently, he is a board member for The San Marcos Promise, which strives to guide and support San Marcos students on their journeys to college and career.
Prior to serving on the San Marcos City Council, Randy served as a governing board member of the San Marcos Unified School District for ten years.
Randy’s top goal as an incoming City Council Member is to protect, preserve and improve the high quality of life resident enjoy by living in San Marcos, and to maintain a healthy economic environment for those who do business here.
On the City Council, Randy plans to focus on fire prevention and action plans to ensure that the San Marcos Fire Department has what it needs to prevent and fight fires, update and improve evacuation plans, and—under the guidance of the San Marcos Fire Department—educate residents about being prepared, having a plan and helping to keep the community safe.
In addition to public safety, Randy will work to continued partnerships with the San Marcos Unified School District to build solutions so that San Marcos schools continue to be top rated in North County.
Randy has been married to Kristen for 25 years and together they have two sons, Redmond and Ryan. Redmond is a senior at UC Santa Cruz (and San Marcos High School alum), and Ryan is a senior at San Marcos High School.
In addition to serving on the City Council, Randy owns Walton Law Firm, a personal injury law firm based here in San Marcos. He and his wife are also the proprietors of Walton Lemon Farm, a commercial citrus grove that produces certified organic lemons here in San Marcos.
In his free time, Randy enjoys surfing around North County beaches and currently coaches the San Marcos High School surf team, reigning state champions.
Current Term: Expires November 2022
Elected to City Council, 2018-2022
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