Jerome Horton

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 byMichelle Park Steel
Member of the California State Board of Equalization
from the 4th District
In office
October 5, 2009 – January 5, 2015
Preceded byJudy Chu
Succeeded byDiane Harkey
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 51st district
In office
December 4, 2000 – December 4, 2006
Preceded byEdward Vincent
Succeeded byCurren D. Price, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1956-09-14) September 14, 1956 (age 63)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Yvonne Horton
ChildrenMyeshia
Matthew
Sahara
Alma materCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills
ProfessionAccountant

Jerome Edgar Horton (born September 14, 1956) is the member for the 3rd District of the California Board of Equalization and is also a former Chair. 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 3rd 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] Horton served as Chair of the Board from 2011 to 2016.[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]
PartyCandidateVotes%
 DemocraticJerome Horton (incumbent)1,223,90671.8%
 American IndependentShawn Hoffman215,63912.6%
 LibertarianPeter "Pedro" De Baets198,57511.6%
 Peace and FreedomNancy Lawrence68,5774.0%
Majority1,008,26759.2%
 Democratic hold
2006 California State Board of Equalization Member 4th District Democratic Primary
PartyCandidateVotes%
 DemocraticJudy Chu243,42849.7%
 DemocraticJerome Horton154,53631.5%
 DemocraticRita Rogers60,62112.3%
 DemocraticVonny T. Abbott32,0206.5%
Majority88,89218.2%
2004 California State Assembly elections, 2004[5]
PartyCandidateVotes%
 DemocraticJerome Horton (incumbent)89,50984.1%
 LibertarianDaniel R. Sherman16,94115.9%
Majority72,56868.2%
 Democratic hold
2002 California State Assembly elections, 2002[6]
PartyCandidateVotes%
 DemocraticJerome Horton (incumbent)49,718100.0%
MajorityN/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