ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, October 18, 2022 – District 3 Commissioner Paul Waldron passed away early Tuesday morning.

A lifelong resident of St. Johns County, Waldron was a true champion for residents, always putting their needs first. He served honorably as the representative for the County’s southeastern region after being elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2020. As a small business owner, Waldron always brought a business approach to the organizations he served.

“Paul’s passing is a tremendous loss for our County. He was the type of person who was always willing to help. He was not only my colleague and fellow commissioner but also my friend. I will miss him,” said Chairman Henry Dean, District 5 Commissioner.

As commissioner, Waldron served on various committees, including the Northeast Florida Regional Council, the Recreation Advisory Board, and the Tourist Development Council.

“Paul was a great man who loved his family, served his community, and lived by faith. His legacy of public service will live on through the lives of everyone he inspired,” said Hunter Conrad, St. Johns County Administrator. “This community will deeply miss him.”

Commissioner Waldron is survived by his wife of 34 years, Stephanie, and their two daughters, Ashley and Kati.

Governor Ron DeSantis will appoint someone to finish the remainder of Waldron’s term which is set to expire in November 2024.