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Jerome E. Horton


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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

Candidate Biography:

Jerome Edgar Horton
Born: September 14, 1956 in Pine Bluff, 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)
  • 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)