California State Legislature

State Assembly, 77th District

District Analysis
District map

The 77th Assembly District, situated entirely in San Diego County, encompasses the entire cities of Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Coronado, along with portions of the City of San Diego. This district is uniquely characterized by its coastal location, running along Interstate 5 from Carlsbad to Coronado, and is united by shared interests pertaining to coastal erosion, tourism, retirement living, and the presence of Naval Base Coronado.

Del Mar, known for its charming village atmosphere and the famous Del Mar Racetrack, contributes to the district's tourism appeal. This small coastal city balances its tourist attractions with a serene, residential character, making it a desirable location for both visitors and residents.

Carlsbad offers a blend of beach town charm and family-friendly attractions, including LEGOLAND California Resort. Its extensive coastline and thriving business community add to the district's economic and recreational diversity.

Encinitas, with its strong surf culture and historical downtown, exemplifies the laid-back Southern California coastal lifestyle. The city's emphasis on environmental sustainability aligns closely with the district's focus on coastal erosion.

Solana Beach, a small coastal city, is known for its boutique shopping, dining, and vibrant arts scene, particularly in the Cedros Design District. This community's cultural richness enhances the district's overall appeal.

Coronado, situated on a peninsula across the San Diego Bay, is famous for its picturesque beaches, historic Hotel del Coronado, and Naval Base Coronado. The military base is a significant aspect of the district, impacting local demographics and the economy.

The portions of the City of San Diego within this district include communities that directly experience the impacts of coastal living. These areas contribute to the district's overall focus on managing coastal resources and tourism.

One of the central issues in this district is coastal erosion, a concern shared by all its coastal communities. This issue underscores the importance of environmental stewardship and sustainable development in preserving the district's natural beauty and coastline.

Tourism is another key aspect, with several cities in the district being popular destinations for visitors. This industry plays a crucial role in the local economy and shapes the community dynamics.

Retirement living is also a notable feature of the district, with areas like Coronado offering ideal settings for retirees. The presence of tranquil coastal communities, coupled with the district's amenities and climate, make it an attractive location for retirement.

In summary, the 77th Assembly District is distinguished by its coastal alignment, encompassing a range of communities that are deeply connected through their shared interests in coastal preservation, tourism, retirement living, and the influence of Naval Base Coronado. This district exemplifies the quintessential Southern California coastal experience, combining natural beauty, cultural richness, and economic vitality.

Candidate Last Report Total Raised Total Spent Debt Cash-on-Hand Net COH
headshot Tasha Boerner* (D)
Assemblymember, California State Legislature
02-17-24 $409,117.66 $449,479.21 $7,275.98 $115,831.65 $108,555.67
vacant_headshot James Browne (R)
No Reports $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
* = Incumbent(s)
316,877 Registered Voters as of 02/20/24 D +16.60%
135,455 Voters
82,842 Voters
98,580 Voters
District Historical Candidate Performance
Election DEM REP Margin
2022 Gubernatorial Newsom - 60.24% Dahle - 39.76% D +20.5%
2020 Presidential Biden - 65.1% Trump - 32.6% D +32.50%
2018 Gubernatorial Newsom - 60.7% Cox - 39.3% D +21.40%
2016 Presidential Clinton - 60.0% Trump - 33.5% D +26.50%
2020 Census Data
Total Population Total White Hispanic Black Asian Native Pacific
508,499 65.5% 14.7% 3.6% 14.1% 2.0% 0.7%

2024 Primary Election Results (March 5, 2024)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Tasha Boerner (D) 72,606 56.9%
James Browne (R) 49,017 38.41%
Henny Kupferstein (D) 5,977 4.68%
2022 General Election Results (November 8, 2022)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Tasha Boerner (D) 121,447 60.4%
Dan Downey (R) 79,637 39.6%
2022 Primary Election Results (June 7, 2022)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Tasha Boerner (D) 78,673 60.89%
Dan Downey (R) 50,530 39.11%
2020 General Election Results (November 3, 2020)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Brian Maienschein (D) 149,367 55.78%
June Cutter (R) 118,396 44.22%
2020 Primary Election Results (March 3, 2020)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Brian Maienschein (D) 86,998 57.47%
June Cutter (R) 64,384 42.53%