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Paul V. Horcher


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1990 Republican AD-52 45264 Win
11-03-1992 Republican AD-60 67397 Win
11-08-1994 Republican AD-60 57692 Win

Candidate Biography:

Paul Virgil Horcher
Born: August 31, 1951 in Texas
Married: Van Le (in 1982)
Children: Kimberley Vanessa and Pauline Vonne

1982-1989: Member, Diamond Bar Municipal Advisory Council
1989: Co-founder, City of Diamond Bar
1989-1990: Member, Diamond Bar City Council Member
1995: Recalled from the State Assembly on May 16th
1996: San Francisco Mayor's Liaison to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
1996-1997: "An executive", San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic
1997-2001: Director, San Francisco Solid Waste Management Program
2001-2004: Deputy Director, San Francisco Department of Environment

  • On December 5, 1995, Horcher changed his party affiliation from Republican to Independent.
  • A staffer with 30 years of Capitol experience remembered; "The day after the recall, I came to work before 9 am and there was virtually no evidence that Paul Horcher had ever even been in the Capitol.  His name was removed from every roster - it was as if he evaporated."
  • In 1994, Horcher was the target of a recall led by Timothy J. Vrieling, and 59 others. The recall qualified for the ballot and succeeded (61.63% in favor; 38.37% opposed).

Source: California Assembly Handbook (1996)