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Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton was awarded with the 2015 African American Vanguard Award  for being one of Los Angeles’ “Most Influential African Americans”  in the category of Extraordinary Leaders.

The 2015 African American Vanguard Awards reception honored the 100 most influential African Americans in Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. The event took place on October 15 at the California African American Museum.

“I am humbled by this recognition, and appreciative of the work of Lord, Bush & Randolph and the National Action Network in supporting the call to service,” Chairman Horton said.

When the City of Angels was founded in 1781, over half of the settlers were African American. African Americans have played a significant role in the history of Los Angeles for centuries and continue to be an integral part of the city today. Lord, Bush & Randolph, LLC (LBR, LLC), creator of the 100 Most Influential in Los Angeles, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN-LA, founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton), asked top African American contemporary academics, artists, civic organizations, and leaders to select the 100 most impactful African American individuals in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

Past award recipients include civil rights advocate, Reverend Al Sharpton, Congressmember Karen Bass (Vanguard Award Winner), State Senator Holly Mitchell (Mervyn R. Dymally Excellence Award Winner), Judge Joe Mathis, Compton Mayor Aja Brown, Macy’s Vice President Carol Jackson, and Union Bank’s EVP Julius Robinson, to name a few.