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Bill Horn
Works at County of San Diego
Attended San Diego State University
Lives in Valley Center, CA
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150 years ago—in the middle of the Civil War—President Abraham Lincoln wrote this #Thanksgiving Day proclamation: http://www.billhorn.com/news/thanksgiving. Today, in 2013, I am still humbled by these words and thankful.
By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, ...
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Check out the latest edition of The Word!  In it you’ll find information about Navy Helicopters, POP Continuing, Help for Veterans, Movies & more.
Prosperity on Purpose continues to work toward a stronger North County. POP has just named its top six priorities as it applies for federal funding. The six categories include areas with the potential to significantly strengthen North County's economy. They were identified after careful ...
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Thank you to my colleague, Supervisor Dave Roberts, for joining me at the KPBS studios for a live radio interview and then this taped video interview about POP (Prosperity On Purpose). It really means a lot to have your support for this vital project. Two are better than one.
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The positive press coverage just keeps coming after last week’s State Of The North County Address. This article was written by Logan Jenkins of the U-T San Diego.
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Want to know what the Top (District) Five Reasons are for attending the State Of The North County on March 14 at 10 AM? I'll give you a clue; one of the reasons is simply because we've secured a cool location. Read the article below for the rest.
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"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle."  We all have to do our part.  Read the article for more information about composting assistance for businesses.
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If you become a victim of a wildfire, the County is prepared to step in and start working with you.
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Once again, the County maintained its top credit ratings, and like I've said before, the County's superb credit ratings don't happen by chance.  The recognition goes to our employees, management team and my colleagues.
Standard & Poor's and Fitch affirmed the County's highest ratings of AAA for general credit worthiness. Moody's had previously affirmed the County's second highest rating of Aa1 in February. All three ratings agencies assigned the highest possible ratings for the County's short term borrowing as ...
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At 30,000, did you know the County of San Diego has nearly double the number of volunteers than budgeted staff?  Thank you to everyone who gave of their time this year!  Watch the video.
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RSVP by Friday if you would like to attend the State Of The North County Address. Seats are limited. See below for more info.
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My annual State Of The North County Address will be March 14 in Carlsbad. Click the link below for more information.
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Thank you, Kirk Effinger, for highlighting what I’ve said for many years: that North County draws the short straw when it comes to transportation and other regional spending. However, I think we can work within our current government framework so long as our region unites around a common idea and demands that we are heard. I believe we are on the right track with Prosperity on Purpose (http://www.billhorn.com/news/pop1011/).
I had lunch recently with some politically active folks from North County who lamented the way things seemed to be working in Oceanside. They speculated whether a solution to the seemingly permanent s...
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  • County of San Diego
    Supervisor, 1995 - present
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Valley Center, CA
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(619) 531-5555
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1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335San Diego, CA 92101
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Introduction
I'm proud to have fought for my country and I'm honored to serve you today as your San Diego County Supervisor.

I know San Diego, especially North San Diego County. This was where I was born, this was where I went to school, and now I am dedicated to serving the County of San Diego.

Unlike many elected officials, I didn’t want to get into politics. As a North County businessman and avocado and citrus rancher, I 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, I threw my rancher’s hat into the political ring and was elected to the Board. When I found County government unresponsive to constituent needs, I 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 I took office, the County of San Diego was on the verge of bankruptcy. In 1997, as Board Chairman, I 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.

I was elected to a fourth term in 2006 and three times have been named Chairman. I serve on more than 25 committees in San Diego County, including housing, health, land use, water conservation and quality, public safety, disaster preparedness, economic development, education, and transportation.

I am a resident of Valley Center where I live with my wife, Kathy. I enjoy skiing, model trains, and restoring antique automobiles.
Education
  • San Diego State University
    1966
  • Mission Bay High School
    1961
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