Jerome E. HortonDemocratic
Jerome Edgar Horton
Born: September 14, 1956 in Pinebluff, Arkansas
Married: Yvonne H. Horton
Children: Myeshia and Matthew
1979-2000: District Reviewer and Auditing Supervisor, State Board of Equalization
1994: Primary Candidate for SBOE-4 (Lost; 7.29%)
1996-2000: Member, Inglewood City Council
2006: Primary Candidate for SBOE-4 (Lost; 31.6%)
2006-2008: Member, California Medical Assistance Commission
2008: Early Candidate for SD-25 (Withdrew and endorsed Rod Wright)
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
- MISSED VOTES: A 2004 study conducted by students at the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development found that Horton had missed more votes (he missed 60% of the votes) than any other legislator that in the 2000-01 session. [LA Times]
- Yvonne Horton serves as City Clerk for Inglewood (2002-Present)
- In July 2015, Horton announced the introduction of legislation that he described as his “Eliot Ness” plan for Cannabis tax enforcement, cracking down on cannabis sellers who fail to pay state taxes.
- LEGISLATION: During his time in the legislature, Horton introduced 129 bills, of which 50 were chaptered. A large majority of the legislation focused on the areas of gambling, cigarettes and tobacco, and taxes.
- During Horton's chairmanship at the Board of Equalization, the board worked on the development of the Centralized Revenue Opportunity System (CROS).
Source: California Legislature Handbook (2001-02)
Source: "A Plain Aye or Nay Will Do" Op-Ed by the LA Times Editoral Board (9/11/2004)