2018 – Lindsey Horvath

Councilmember Lindsey P. Horvath was elected to the West Hollywood City Council on March 3, 2015. She previously served as a Councilmember for two years from 2009-2011, and as Mayor from April 2015 to April 2016.

Councilmember Horvath is widely known for her leadership on women’s issues and serves as a Global Coordinator for One Billion Rising, a global campaign of the V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls.  She is also an Advocate for A Window Between Worlds, UN Foundation, and CARE. She was first appointed to the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board in 2007, focusing on the issues facing women and families in West Hollywood, and has collaborated with community leaders and organizations in successfully advocating for the full funding of the backlog of untested rape kit evidence in the City and County of Los Angeles. She previously served in leadership for a variety of organizations, including as President of the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) LA-Westside as well as Young Feminist VP of California NOW. 

In addition to her service as an elected official, Horvath works as an entertainment advertising executive, and has created award-winning campaigns for movies and television. Horvath graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

She is determined:

  • to create a just world
  • to leave it a better place than I found it
  • to reach out to those in need
  • to be myself and love myself
  • to respect others and live the Golden Rule
  • to offer the best version of myself wherever I go
  • to consider the impact on others while pursuing my dreams
  • to live lovingly
  • to be of service