Bill Horn knows San Diego, especially North San Diego County. And the people know and respect him. This was where he was born, this was where he went to school, and now his public life is dedicated to serving the County of San Diego.
Unlike many elected officials, Bill didn’t want to get into politics. As a North County businessman and avocado and citrus rancher, Bill was appalled at local government’s fiscal irresponsibility and refusal to defend individual property rights and protect young people.
In 1992, displeased with the Escondido Union High School District Board, he threw his rancher’s hat into the political ring and was elected to the Board. When he found County government unresponsive to constituent needs, he ran for County Supervisor and was elected in 1995 to represent the Fifth District (North County), an area that spans nearly 1,800 square miles from the Pacific Ocean to the Imperial County.
When Bill took office, the County of San Diego was on the verge of bankruptcy. In 1997, as Board Chairman, Bill was the motivating force in selling the costly County trash system for $184 million and keeping the county from bankruptcy. That money was re-invested and will bring the County $30 million a year until 2021. Today the County has earned a national reputation as one of the best managed and fiscally secure Counties in America.
Bill was elected to a fifth term in 2010 and three times has been named Chairman.
State Senator Joel Anderson represents the thirty-eighth Senate district. The thirty-eighth Senate district includes Bonsall, Fallbrook, San Marcos, Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe, and east county of San Diego.
John Kabateck, California Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, said “Joel has shown that he understands the challenges that small business owners of California face – we are proud that he has a 100% voting record with us and look forward to working with him in the future.”
Rebecca Pollack-Rude, a local leader in the real estate industry, said, “The Senator is very business-minded, he always listens to us. He listens to all of his constituents.”
Senator Anderson has been awarded “Legislator of the Year” by many prominent organizations working for growth and prosperity including the California Small Business Association and the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce.
In naming him legislator of the year, California Small Business Association President Betty Jo Toccoli said “Anderson is an exemplary legislator which is why he earned CSBA’s ‘Legislator of the Year Award.’ He authored legislation for small business tax incentives to create thousands of new career opportunities.”
Senator Anderson has also received “Top Ratings” from the National Federation of Independent Business and the California Chamber of Commerce, and he has received several special recognitions for his legislative leadership from pro-prosperity organizations including the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Courageous Leadership Award.
It is a privilege to serve the nearly half million citizens living and working within the 75th Assembly District, one of the state’s most beautiful and diverse regions. The district’s rural areas include numerous farms, ranches, wineries, Indian reservations and the vibrant communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Pauma Valley and Valley Center. The district also includes the growing cities of Temecula, Escondido and San Marcos.
As you are aware, much is at stake in California. As your representative, I have a unique opportunity to address the important issues facing our state. Taxes, jobs, education, public safety, healthcare, regulatory reform and water policy are all heavily impacted by decisions made in Sacramento. As always, I look forward to hearing from you about the important issues facing our state and region.
Please know that I will fight on behalf of the interests of the residents of the 75th Assembly District in order to preserve and enhance the beauty, vitality and economy of the region we all love.