Teresa Acosta is an experienced, committed leader who is ready to serve Carlsbad District 4 residents from day one. She is a small business owner, former teacher, and a policy expert.


Teresa has extensive leadership experience:

  • Chair of two Committees at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Technology Advisory & Government Affairs

  • Vice Chair of the Board of Institute of Local Government 

  • Graduate of Carlsbad Citizens Academy 

Teresa has deep ties in the Carlsbad community:

  • One of four generations living in Carlsbad District 4 

  • Mother of Sage Creek High School graduate

  • Volunteer with Surfrider Foundation, Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, Carlsbad senior center, and more

Teresa is the only candidate who will focus on the issues that are most important to District 4 residents and put people over politics to deliver for her community. Teresa will: 

  • Protect the environment and open spaces

  • Support small businesses

  • Reduce traffic congestion and improve street conditions

  • Prioritize public safety by focusing on community policing and citizen engagement

Notable endorsements:

  • Sierra Club, North County Coastal Group

  • League of Conservation Voters San Diego

  • Citizens for a Friendly Airport

  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest

  • Carlsbad's Congressman Mike Levin

  • Carlsbad's Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath

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Paid for by Teresa Acosta for Council 2020