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March 7, 2017 — Local Elections
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City of GardenaCandidate for Mayor

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Tasha Cerda

City Council Member
1,317 votes (21.03%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety - Our residents well-being will continue to be my number one priority
  • Economic Development - Continuing to grow Gardena's infrastructure.
  • Fiscal Responsibility - Creating a city budget that will ensure Gardena's future.



Profession:Councilwoman - Former two-time Mayor Pro Tem
Councilwoman, Gardena City Council — Elected position (2009–current)

Community Activities

Neighborhood Watch Leader - Recruitment Chair, Gardena Relay for Life, Member of: Elks (1919), Progressive Democrats, Co-Founder Gardena Honored Veterans (1999–current)


Councilwoman Tasha Cerda is considered by many to be one of the most fearless women in Gardena politics. She is known for not backing down to big corporations and has a “Can Do” attitude towards building Gardena.

Starting in March of 2009, Tasha Cerda served as City Clerk for the city of Gardena. On September 22, 2009, Ms. Cerda was appointed by a majority vote to the City Council. She was then elected in 2011 and re-elected in 2013, where she presently serves. Ms. Cerda also served as Mayor Pro Tem for the city of Gardena from 2010 - 2011 and again from  2014 – 2015.

Because of her seven years on the City Council, Ms. Cerda has a strong presence and exemplary reputation within the city of Gardena, due to her strong leadership skills and relationships with both civic and community organizations.

Having strong family values and an innate ability to encourage others, Ms. Cerda quickly became an integral part of the city of Gardena. She served as President of the local Homeowners Association for many years and her consistent level of volunteerism, hands-on style and sense of community has garnered Ms. Cerda the respect of other city leaders and the constituency that she serves.

Ms. Cerda’s immense experience while being a City Councilwoman has included sitting on the Gardena Finance Committee and The Southern California Association of Governments. She has also served as an alternate City Delegate to the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee and to the League of California Cities.

Over the years, Ms. Cerda has been a strong advocate for the city and has worked on numerous projects that have benefited the community. At times this has included taking a hard stand against difficult and challenging issues, such as irresponsible developers and marching with labor unions.

Being born and raised in the city of Gardena has allowed the Councilwoman to see Gardena from a variety of perspectives and witness it during both its good and bad times. Ms. Cerda has continued to make progress with the city’s economic renewal by attracting new businesses and making Gardena a destination city.

Through Ms. Cerda’s careful analysis of the issues at hand and leadership based on integrity, Gardena will experience a positive change that reflects its hidden Treasure in the South Bay.

Tasha Cerda - "The People's Advocate"

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