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Jerome E. Horton

Democratic

Picture of Jerome E. Horton
CA BOE
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-2000 Democratic AD-51 70169 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic AD-51 50191 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic AD-51 89509 Win
10-05-2009 Democratic SBOE4 0 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic SBOE4 1223906 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic SBOE3 858471 Win
Website: www.boe.ca.gov/horton
 

Candidate Biography:

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

  • 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)

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