Tasha Boerner Horvath during a legislative session at the Capitol. Courtesy of her office

Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath was appointed by Speaker Anthony Rendon to serve as assistant majority leader for policy and research.

The Democrat from Encinitas has served on Rendon’s leadership team as assistant majority whip since she was elected to her first term representing the 76th Assembly District in 2018.

“Since first being elected a member of the California State Assembly, I have made it my mission to help advance thoughtful legislation that not only answers the needs of the communities I serve, but all of California,” said Boerner Horvath on Thursday.

“This new leadership role reflects the philosophy I try to bring to what we do here in Sacramento –- working without pride in authorship to craft sound, well-researched policies that help make real peoples’ lives better,” she added.

The role of assistant majority leader for policy and research was created in 2019 by Rendon and first held by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi from Torrance.

Rendon described Boerner Horvath as a “perfect fit” because of “her strong work ethic and notable passion on the issues” affecting California.

“I am honored that the speaker has afforded me this responsibility, and I thank him for this opportunity,” said Boerner Horvath. “I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with my colleagues to turn good research into effective policy that better serves the people we were all sent here to represent.”

The 76th District stretches north from Encinitas through Oceanside, Vista and Fallbrook to the Orange County Line.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.