About Councilmember Tasha Boerner Horvath

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Working hard for north county...

Tasha Boerner Horvath is a third generation Encinitan, Encinitas City Council Member, businesswoman, community leader and a mother. Tasha is running for the California State Assembly District 76 to fight for a sustainable, prosperous and safe North San Diego County. She is the only candidate with the experience, track record and the temperament to promote collaboration over isolation; community over division; and balance over extremism. 

ELECTED CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: Tasha took office in December 2016, after running a strong, grassroots campaign and beating out an incumbent to win one of two 4-year seats. She serves on a number of local boards and committees as well as regionally on the San Diego Association of Government's Border Committee. Tasha is also a member of the League of California Cities Housing, Community and Economic Development Policy Committee.

PLANNING COMMISSIONER: From June 2015-December 2016, Tasha served on the City of Encinitas Planning Commission, where she focused on implementing reasonable, smart solutions that balanced private property rights and community character in Encinitas. She is passionate about finding practical solutions to the state-wide housing crisis that also strengthens our local communities.

BUSINESSWOMAN: Tasha’s professional experience in Marketing Communications focuses on tackling tough problems with strategic vision and pragmatic action for non-profits, small businesses, global Fortune 500 companies, and higher education institutions. She has consulted for a public-private partnership with the World Health Organization to eradicate neglected diseases in over 83 countries; supported capital campaigns to educate sustainable development entrepreneurs across Latin America; collaborated with international technology giants like Apple and Google for Deutsche Telekom; and led an international marketing team in the higher education sector. 

COMMUNITY LEADER: Tasha volunteered on the Paul Ecke Central PTA Board, where she was VP of Programs and Head of the Traffic and Safety Committee, leading the collaborative community group that successfully advocated for safer streets, improved traffic flow and better infrastructure for everyone in the neighborhood. In early 2016 she also started a city-wide safe routes initiative bringing the schools, districts and the City together to improve traffic congestion and increase walking and biking to schools. 

MOTHER: While living in Europe for 12 years, Tasha met her husband and they had their two children. They are a bilingual family and speak German and English at home.

Tasha earned an A.B.D. in Political Science and a M.A. in International Studies from Claremont Graduate University Institute of Politics and Policy. Part of Tasha’s graduate work was done at Humboldt University of Berlin. She received her B.A. in Political Science in 1995 from the University of California, the #1 public university in the world. Go Bears!