Lindsey Horvath

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Lindsey Horvath graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Gender Studies. Horvath then began working in entertainment advertising in LA. In 2009, she joined the West Hollywood City Council as a Councilmember and has previously served as the city’s Interim Mayor [4]. Horvath has been the owner of her entertainment marketing company, LPH, since 2014 [8]. 
Throughout her time in public service, Horvath has served as a Transportation Commissioner, a Global Coordinator for One Billion Rising, a member of the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board, a board member of the Victory Fund, among other roles. Horvath is a founding member of the NOH8 Campaign, National Organization for Women (Hollywood Chapter), the Clean Power Alliance of Southern CA, and West Hollywood’s “aging-in-place” policies [4]. Horvath was the Vice President of Communication of NationBuilder and the Marketing Advertising Specialist of Leroy & Rose. She was the Vice President of Canyon Design Group and bpg [8].

Key Issues

Housing

Horvath believes in an intersectional approach to addressing homelessness: housing, services, and community safety. She supports expanding mental health services and behavioral health response teams for people experiencing homelessness, and requested a dedicated Mental Evaluation Team (MET) for the city during her time as Interim Mayor. She thinks it is important to invest in solutions that address the root causes of homelessness and meet people where they are in their personal situations [1]. Horvath is a supporter of inclusionary and transit-oriented housing. In the past, she has collaborated with nonprofits including the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation & the LA LGBT Center to help expand affordable housing for low-income adults, veterans, LGBTQ youth, etc. She wants to push for increased protections for communities of color in terms of fair housing and anti-redlining. Horvath is an advocate for renter assistance, including free counseling and funding that helps renters stay in housing they can afford [7].

Environment

Horvath is a supporter of net-zero/zero-carbon policy goals in LA and surrounding counties. She wants to expand housing development that centers around elevated sustainability standards (ex: decarbonizing buildings, sustainable construction, etc.) She also supports a mindful transition away from fossil fuels, which includes “properly decommissioning defunct oil wells”[1]. During Horvath’s time as Councilmember, she was involved in the creation of a partnership to help property owners pursue solar, the adoption of a composting program, the hiring of a Senior Sustainability Planner, and more [3].

Transportation

Horvath is a supporter of the Sepulveda Pass and Crenshaw Northern Extension connection projects and the LA Community College District’s dedication to providing free transportation [1]. She wants to see physical and financial barriers to public ridership decreased. Horvath is an advocate for all-electric municipal fleet conversion, and has been a supporter of expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure. She wants to see communities in LA and neighboring cities utilizing clean energy alternatives [2]. 

 

Public Safety

As Supervisor, Horvath wants to reevaluate the County Budget to potentially reallocate funds according to community safety needs. She also believes that the County needs to revisit responsibilities that fall on law enforcement officers and stray away from asking deputies and officers to perform tasks they are not uniquely trained to handle [1,7].

Labor

Horvath supports hotel workers fighting for fair pay, reasonable hours, and sexual assault protections. She also supports an increased minimum wage and paid-leave protection. Horvath is an advocate for reasonable working conditions, ability to join unions, collective bargaining, and ordinances that hold local employers accountable for treating their employees fairly [1]. 

Immigration

Horvath supports the VISION Act and supports the Keep ICE out of California Coalition [9].

Endorsements

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project of LA County Celinda Vázquez; LA Times Editorial Board; Mark Gonzalez, LA County Democratic Party Chair; Mark Waronek, President of CA Contract Cities Associates; Greg Lewis, Business Manager for Plumbers & Fitters Local 761; Sergio Rascon, Business Manager for Laborers Local 300; Bobby Safikhani, President of AFSCME Local 3339 (WeHoME); Josh La Farga Director of liUNA! Local 1309; Glenn Acosta, AFSCME Local 18 President; Reuben Reyes, AFSCME Local 3061; Josh Ott, President of TCU Local 1315; Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 398; Santa Monica AFSCME Local 4819; Women’s Political Committee of LA; Karen Andros Eyres, National Organization for Women Hollywood President; Val McGinty, Founder and President of Fund Her PAC; LA Defensa; Alex Mohajer; Marissa Roy, CA Women’s List President;  Linda S. Wah, National Women’s Political Caucus Chair;Mark R. Edwards, Miracle Mile Democratic Club President; East Valley Indivisibles Group Founder & Co-Leader; Leonara Camner, Executive Director of Abundant Housing LA; Kat Calvin, CEO of Project ID Action Fund; Nilza Serrano, President of Avance Democratic Club; Lillian Raffel, West Hollywood/Beverly Hills Democratic Club President; Amanda Litman, Co-Founder Run for Something; Shona Ganguly, LA League of Conservation Voters President; Rev. Zachary Hoover, Executive Director of LA Voice Action; DC Loranzo, CA Political Director of PowerPAC Voter Fund; Kanin Pruter, Stonewall Young Democrats President; Hans Johnson, East Area Progressive Democrats President; Ethiopian Democratic Club of LA EDCLA;  Todd Flora, Westside Voice Publisher; Karuna Jaggar, Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund CA Political Director; Elkouby Nisim, Israeli-American Civic Action Network CA Chair Vered; Ingrid Palmer, LAAAWPAC President; Carl Hansen, Santa Monica Forward Co-Chair; Michael Schneider, Streets for All Founder; Sierra Club; Bamby Salcedo; Jasmyne Cannick;  Eunisses Hernandez; Gloria Allred; Abby J. Leibman; Anthony Rendon; Sydney Kamlager; Sheila James Kuehl; Eric Garcetti;  Jeff Prang; Joe Buscaino; David Ryu; Robert Garcia; Lester Friedman; Julian Gold; Robert Wunderlich; David Vela; Janice Hahn; Aja Brown; Christine Parra; Oscar de la Torre; Phil Brock; Kevin McKeown; Ted Winterer; Pam O’Connor; Gleam Davis; Kristin McCowan; Judy Abdo; Dr. Nancy Greenstein; John D’Amico; John M. Erickson;  Sepi Shyne; Abbe Land; Roz Wyman; Jackie Goldberg; Rob Rader; Nichelle Henderson; Dr. Tahvildaran-Jesswein; Hilda Solis

Sources

1  Lindsey Horvath
2 Los Angeles Blade
3 KCRW
4 West Hollywood
5 Daily News
6 Voters Edge
7 West Side Current
8 LinkedIn
9 Twitter