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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 76

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Tasha Boerner Horvath

City Councilmember/Businesswoman
79,769 votes (54.6%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • FULLY FUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS: I am a mother and former PTA leader strongly supported by local teachers because I am committed to fully funding our public schools, expanding access to after-school programs, and making community college tuition free.
  • STRONG NEIGHBORHOODS: I will strengthen our unique communities, by maintaining fast emergency response times, ensuring funding for safe roads for all users, incentivizing affordable housing and supporting law enforcement policies that increase trust.
  • PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT: Earlier this year, I helped create the most ambitions climate action plan in San Diego County. I will fight to protect our coastlines, invest in renewable energy technologies, and keep our air and water clean.



Profession:City Councilmember / Businesswoman
City Councilmember, City of Encinitas (2016–current)
Owner and Designer, Maya and Me Handmade - a handmade, sensory-friendly clothing for little girls (2015–current)
City Councilmember, City of Encinitas — Elected position (2016–current)
Planning Commissioner, Old Encinitas, City of Encinitas — Appointed position (2015–2016)
Senior Communications Manager, INTO University Partnerships - an international higher education company (2013–2014)
Senior Communications Manager, Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile International - an international Global Fortune 500 company (2006–2012)
Manager and Owner, 2B Designs -- A boutique communications agency serving non-profits, international organizations and businesses (2000–2006)


Claremont Graduate University A.B.D., Political Science (2003)
Claremont Graduate University M.A., International Studies (1998)
University of California, Berkeley B.A., Political Science (1995)

Community Activities

Vice President of Programs, Paul Ecke Central Elementary School P.T.A. (2015–2016)
Head of the Traffic and Safety Committee, Paul Ecke Central Elementary School P.T.A. (2015–2016)


I am a City Councilmember, former PTA leader, businesswoman, mother, and third-generation North County resident. Prior to my election to the Encinitas City Council in 2016, I served as a member of the city’s planning commission. Professionally, I have worked for global Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and higher education institutions. In response to my daughter’s struggle with sensory process disorder, I started a business designing sensory-friendly clothing for little girls. 

I earned an A.B.D. in Political Science and a M.A. in International Studies from Claremont Graduate University Institute of Politics and Policy. I received my B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. 

My husband and I are the proud parents of two children. 

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $583,991

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

California Teachers Association
SEIU California
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
United Domestic Workers of America

More information about contributions

By State:

California 93.97%
District of Columbia 3.35%
Arizona 0.35%
Florida 0.35%
Tennessee 0.35%
Texas 0.35%
Other 1.29%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.64%)
Small contributions (1.36%)

By Type:

From organizations (81.00%)
From individuals (19.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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