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Yvonne Horton, Inglewood City Clerk’s Reelection Campaign Gains Momentum
By Sentinel News Service
Published January 15, 2015

Yvonne Horton

Yvonne Horton, who has served as the Inglewood City Clerk for the past 12 years, recently announced her reelection campaign and independent, assertive, and persuasive women, as well as an impressive list of elected officials from throughout the State of California have declared their support for her candidacy. 

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Early supporters include State Attorney General Kamala Harris, State Controller Betty Yee, Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congresswoman Janice Hahn, County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke ( ret.), State Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (ret.), Inglewood Treasurer Wanda Brown, West Basin Water Board Member Gloria Gray, City Councilwoman Rachel C. Johnson, City Councilwoman Angie Reyes English, Inglewood City Treasurer Wanda Brown, Carson City Clerk Alita Godwin, Compton City Clerk Donesia L. Gause, Gardena City Clerk Bernadette Suarez, and Inglewood School Board Member Cindy Giardina (ret.), to name only a few

“I am humbled by the support of all these independent, intelligent and courageous women,” said City Clerk Horton, “and forever conscious that our greatest assets are the men, women, and children we serve.”

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome said, “Yvonne is an independent, intelligent, and assertive Chief Election Officer whom, for 12 years and 24 elections, has been doing an exceptional job. “

The impressive list of supporters Inglewood City Clerk Yvonne Horton is compiling also includes Governor Gray Davis (ret.), State Treasurer John Chiang, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, President Pro-Tempore, Senator Kevin de Leon, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffery Prang, Congressman Ted Lieu, Congressman Alan Lowenthal, State Senator Isadore Hall, State Senator Tony Mendoza, Speaker Emeritus John Perez, Assemblyman Mike Gipson, Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Assemblyman Sabastian Ridley-Thomas, Assemblyman Chris Holden, Assemblyman Ian Calderon, Inglewood Mayor James Butts, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (ret.), Mayor Chris Brown, Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles, Mayor Patrick Furey, Montebello Mayor Jack Hadijinian, Inglewood Councilman Ralph Franklin, Inglewood Councilman Eloy Morales, Inglewood Councilman George Dotson, Inglewood Councilman Alex Padilla, Los Angeles Council President, Herb Wesson, Los Angeles Councilman Curren Price, Los Angeles Councilman Paul Koretz, Los Angeles Councilman Gill Cedillo, School Board Member Johnny Young, and, Jerome E. Horton, Chairman of the Board of Equalization.

Inglewood City Clerk Yvonne Horton is a 30-year resident of Inglewood and has served as Inglewood Chief Election Officer, Member of Permits and License, Claims Review Panel and Manager of the Office of the City Clerk.  She has successfully administered 24 elections and during her tenure, has handled several complex and complicated elections and initiatives, including the historical Wal-Mart initiative.

Clerk Horton has also championed several initiatives that have increased the transparency of the election process, reduced the cost of operations, and improved customer service.

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“Yvonne Horton is an extremely independent, knowledgeable, and competent professional City Clerk who has successfully fought to maintain the integrity, transparency, and responsiveness of her office, while standing on principles of law – time and time again,” said Los Angeles Councilman Curren Price. “She has exceeded our expectations and has constantly and continuously defended our right to vote.”

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