Tasha Boerner Horvath was elected to the California State Assembly in November of 2018 and re-elected in November of 2020. She represents the 76th District, which encompasses Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, and Encinitas.
Tasha is the newly appointed Chair for the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, & Internet Media. She serves on the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and the following policy committees: Local Government, Communications & Conveyance, Aging & Long-Term Care, and Veterans Affairs. In addition, she chairs the Select Committee on Sea Level Rise & the California Economy.
Before serving in the State Assembly, Tasha served as a local City Councilmember, businesswoman, and former PTA leader. A third-generation North County resident, she served as a member of the city’s Planning Commission prior to her election to the Encinitas City Council in 2016.
Professionally, Tasha has worked for global Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and higher-education institutions. In response to her daughter’s struggle with sensory processing disorder, Tasha started a business designing sensory-friendly clothing for little girls.
Tasha earned an M.A. in International Studies from Claremont Graduate University Institute of Politics and Policy. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Tasha is the proud Mom of two children.