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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 76

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Tasha Boerner Horvath

California State Assemblymember
77,538 votes (57.5%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • FULLY FUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS: As a mother and former PTA leader, I am strongly supported by local teachers because I am committed to fully funding 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, keeping our neighborhoods safe, increasing good jobs, incentivizing affordable housing, and addressing the root causes of homelessness.
  • PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT: In the State Assembly I am a champion for environmental policies that preserve our beaches, parks, trails and open spaces, invest in renewable energy, keep our air and water clean, and address the climate crisis head on.



Profession:California State Assemblymember
California State Assemblymember, 76th District, California State Assembly (2018–current)
Owner and Designer, Maya and Me Handmade, Self (2015–current)
City Councilmember, City of Encinitas (2016–2018)
Planning Commissioner, Old Encinitas, City of Encinitas — Appointed position (2015–2016)


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 third-generation Encinitan, State Assemblymember, businesswoman, community leader, and a mother. In the State Assembly, I am a champion for sustainability, opportunity, equality, and equity for the people of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and Camp Pendleton. 


Prior to my election to the State Assembly in 2018, I served on the Encinitas City Council as well as 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 processing 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 -- Go Bears!


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

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,016,243

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

California Democratic Party
California Professional Firefighters
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
California Faculty Association
American Federation of Teachers (AFT Guild, Local 1931 - COPE)
Bloom for Assembly 2020
California Correctional Peace Officers Association
California Dental Association
David Chiu for Assembly 2020
Jim Wood for Assembly 2020
Kevin Mullin for Assembly 2020
Limon for Assembly 2020
Lorena Gonzalez for Assembly 2020
Phil Ting for Assembly 2020
Rendon for Assembly 2020
Rob Bonta for Assembly 2020
Todd Gloria for Assembly 2020
Tom Daly for Assembly 2020

More information about contributions

By State:

California 94.04%
Texas 0.74%
District of Columbia 0.68%
Minnesota 0.66%
Other 3.87%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.84%)
Small contributions (0.16%)

By Type:

From organizations (95.70%)
From individuals (4.30%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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