Jerome Horton

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Jerome Horton
Member of the CA State Board of Equalization, Jerome Horton.jpg
Member of the California State Board of Equalization
from the 3rd District
Assumed office
January 5, 2015
Preceded by Michelle Park Steel
Member of the California State Board of Equalization
from the 4th District
In office
October 5, 2009 – January 5, 2015
Preceded by Judy Chu
Succeeded by Diane Harkey
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 51st district
In office
December 4, 2000 – December 4, 2006
Preceded by Edward Vincent
Succeeded by Curren D. Price, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1956-09-14) September 14, 1956 (age 60)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Yvonne Horton
Children Myeshia
Matthew
Sahara
Alma mater California State University, Dominguez Hills
Profession Accountant

Jerome Edgar Horton (born September 14, 1956) is the Chair of the California Board of Equalization and is also member for the 4th District. He is a former California State Assemblyman for the 51st District who served from 2000 until 2006.

On July 15, 2009, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger nominated Horton for the 4th district of the California Board of Equalization to replace Judy Chu, who resigned from the board to become a member of the United States House of Representatives.[1] Horton was confirmed by both houses of the Legislature and sworn into office on October 5, 2009, at which point he was immediately elected the Board's Vice Chair.[2] On November 2, 2010, he was elected to his own four-year term.[3] In 2011, Horton was elected Chair of the Board.[4]

Pre-legislative career[edit]

Horton worked for the California Board of Equalization for over 20 years.

Election history[edit]

2010 California State Board of Equalization Member 4th District[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Democratic Jerome Horton (incumbent) 1,223,906 71.8%
  American Independent Shawn Hoffman 215,639 12.6%
  Libertarian Peter "Pedro" De Baets 198,575 11.6%
  Peace and Freedom Nancy Lawrence 68,577 4.0%
Majority 1,008,267 59.2%
  Democratic hold
2006 California State Board of Equalization Member 4th District Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
  Democratic Judy Chu 243,428 49.7%
  Democratic Jerome Horton 154,536 31.5%
  Democratic Rita Rogers 60,621 12.3%
  Democratic Vonny T. Abbott 32,020 6.5%
Majority 88,892 18.2%
2004 California State Assembly elections, 2004[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Democratic Jerome Horton (incumbent) 89,509 84.1%
  Libertarian Daniel R. Sherman 16,941 15.9%
Majority 72,568 68.2%
  Democratic hold
2002 California State Assembly elections, 2002[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
  Democratic Jerome Horton (incumbent) 49,718 100.0%
Majority N/A
  Democratic hold

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Political offices
California Assembly
Preceded by
Edward Vincent
California State Assemblyman
51st District

2000-2006
Succeeded by
Curren D. Price, Jr.
Preceded by
Judy Chu
California State Board of Equalization Member
4th District

2009–2015
Succeeded by
Diane Harkey
Preceded by
Michelle Park Steel
California State Board of Equalization Member
3rd District

2015–Present
Incumbent