Shirley Horton

Shirley Horton

Infobox State Representative
name =Shirley Horton

state_assembly =California
district =78th
term_start3 =2000
term_end3 =
preceded3 =
succeeded3 =
nationality =American
date of birth =1953
place of birth =
date of death =
place of death =
spouse =Luther Horton
profession =Politician, property management
alma_mater =San Diego State University
religion =

Shirley Horton (c. 1953–) is a U.S. politician, currently serving as a Republican Member of the California State Assembly. Horton represents the 78th Assembly District, which includes southern San Diego, Chula Vista, Lemon Grove and
Spring Valley. She won election to her office in 2002 and was reelected in 2004 and 2006. [ [ Assemblymember's member page] ] She was previously Chula Vista's first Asian American Mayor.

Horton was born in Japan, while her father was in the US Navy, but grew up in south San Diego County, California. She attended Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Paradise Hills, O’Farrell Junior High School, and Bonita Vista High School. She received her Bachelor's degree from San Diego State University in 1976. She ran her own property management business until elected to the California State Assembly. She and her husband, Luther, live in Bonita.

Horton began her career in politics as a member of the Chula Vista Planning Commission. In 1994, she was elected Mayor of Chula Vista, then re-elected in 1998 with 72% of the vote. [ Official Assembly Bio] ]

After serving two terms as mayor of Chula Vista, 1994–2000, Horton was elected in 2002 to the California Assembly. In 2004, the 78th Assembly District was the number 1 targeted seat for both the Democratic and Republican parties. Horton was re-elected to the California State Assembly after barely beating her Democratic opponent, Patty Davis.

In August 2006, Horton was the only Republican to vote for the landmark global warming legislation, AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. In November 2006, Assemblywoman Shirley Horton was reelected to her third term in office.

External links

* [ Official Website]


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