New Legislator Spotlight: Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath (D-Encinitas)

July 21, 2019

In each issue of our CLSA Bulletin, we will highlight a member of California’s ten-member “freshman class” in the California State Assembly.

On behalf of our membership and California’s statewide life sciences community – a sector which employs over 311,000 Californians – California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) welcomes Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath (D-Encinitas). We look forward to working with Assemblywoman Boerner Horvath and her team to advance policies that improve patient health and bring positive change for California patients and their families.

Official Assembly Biography

Tasha Boerner Horvath was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2018. She represents the 76th District, which encompasses Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, and Encinitas.

Tasha is part of the leadership team in the Assembly, serving as Assistant Majority Whip. She also sits on the following committees: Communications & Conveyance, Local Government, Aging & Long-Term Care, and Veterans Affairs. She also serves on the Joint Legislative Audit Committee helping ensure responsible and responsive governance throughout California.

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.

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 and her husband are the proud parents of two children.

Committee Assignments:
Communications & Conveyance
Local Government
Aging & Long-Term Care
Veterans Affairs

Joint Committees
Joint Committee on Legislative Audit

Select Committees
Chair, Sea Level Rise and the California Economy
International and Regional Agreements
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Veteran Employment and Education
Women in the Workplace

Learn more about Assemblywoman Boerner Horvath. Follow her on Twitter.