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Los Angeles County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Jerome Horton

Candidate for
State Board of Equalization; District 4; Democratic Party

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Democrat Jerome Horton has over 21 years of experience at the Board of Equalization as an investigative auditor standing up to corporations and making them pay their fair share.

Assemblymember Jerome Horton is endorsed by The California Labor Federation, teachers, firefighters, police and nurses.

Jerome Horton has stood up to corporate greed all of his life. He has authored legislation to rigorously audit billion dollar corporations who only pay $800 in taxes, authored legislation to publicly shame California's tax cheats and authored legislation to close a loophole that allows corporations to avoid paying their taxes by setting up a headquarters in Bermuda and the Caymans.

While at the BOE, he led thousands of investigations into illegal businesses and led the initial investigations, prosecutions and convictions of organized criminal diesel fuel tax evaders. As an Assemblymember, he established 71 underground economy investigators, re-established the Task Force on the Underground Economy and increased inter-agency communication to go after illegal contractors.

Elected to the State Assembly in November of 2000, Horton has been a tireless advocate for job creation, education, and working families. He has served in numerous capacities, including Chair of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization, Member of the Education Budget Committee, Member of the California Workforce Investment Board and Member of the California Cultural and Historical Endowment. His professional background is in accounting, finance and real estate. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting and Finance, from California State University Dominguez Hills.

Jerome E. Horton was born in Pinebluff Arkansas and grew up in Los Angeles County. He is forty-nine years young and married to the Honorable Yvonne H. Horton, City Clerk for Inglewood. Together they have two children, Myeshia, 18 and Matthew, 15.

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