Board of Equalization Chairman to Receive Award for Excellence
California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Chairman Jerome E. Horton is honored to announce he is the recipient of the esteemed “2013 Award for Excellence by a Government Official.” The Los Angeles County Bar Association presented the award to Mr. Horton during the 2013 Tax Practitioners’ Conference Luncheon on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
Chairman Horton is being honored for his long and distinguished public service, most notably in providing a fair and just tax system for the people of California. He began his long tenure at the BOE at age 18, worked 21 years as a business tax law specialist, served on the Inglewood City Council, served six years in the California State Assembly, currently, some 35 years later, oversees the Board’s collection and allocation of more than $53 billion in state tax and fee revenues each year.
Chairman Horton was key in the Board’s establishment of the “Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights,” as well as many other programs that help lessen the tax burden on Californians and provide legal assistance to business owners. Thus, he is known by many as Jerome Horton, “The Equalizer.”