The Jerome E. Horton Papers consist of 8 cubic feet of textual records and one compact disc that reflect the political activities
and interests of Assembly Member Horton during his six years in the California State Legislature. They are organized into
four series: Bill Files, Caucus and Committee Files, Resolutions, and Press Releases. Horton was elected to represent the
fifty-first district in the California State Assembly as a Democrat on December 4, 2000. He easily won reelection to this
position in 2002 and again in 2004, completing his final term in the Assembly on November 30, 2006. Throughout his time in
the legislature, Horton took interest in issues related to tax law, small business, insurance, gambling, tobacco, youth violence,
health care, horse racing, and economic development.
Jerome Edgar Horton was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on September 14, 1956 and grew up in Los Angeles County. He studied Accounting
and Finance at California State University, Dominguez Hills, graduating in 1979. Horton worked as an accountant for the State
Board of Equalization for over 20 years, specializing in business tax law and auditing. During this time he also served as
the Legislative Deputy and Business Tax Advisor for the 3rd District of the Board of Equalization and an Inglewood City Council
member. For several years he was involved in real estate sales and investments.
8 cubic feet and 1 item
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