News Release

Contact: Francis Taylor
For Immediate Release
September 12, 2016
NR 77-16-H

BOE Member Jerome E. Horton Keynotes IMC Executive Luncheon

El Segundo – Jerome E. Horton, Chairman Emeritus of the California Board of Equalization (BOE), will keynote the Industry Manufacturers Council's (Industry Chamber of Commerce) Executive Luncheon, on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry. He will speak on Strategies on Growing California's Economy at 12:45 p.m.

"Member Horton is a pragmatic problem solver and an advocate for California manufacturers, and every business owner should have him on speed dial," said Ronald Whittemore, Executive Director of the Industry Manufacturers Council (IMC). "This Executive Luncheon is designed to help position local business owners for success."

"My goal is to encourage California businesses to leverage their collective power to shape policy that stimulates the economy, capitalizes on billions in tax credits, and positions them for success," said Member Horton.

The Executive Luncheon is open to the general public and interested persons are advised to contact the Industry Manufacturers Council at (626) 968-3737, to reserve seating. The Pacific Palms Resort is located at One Industry Hills Parkway in the City of Industry.

Re-elected in 2014, Member Jerome E. Horton is the Third District Member of the California State Board of Equalization, representing more than 9.5 million residents in Los Angeles, a portion of San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. He was first elected to the Board of Equalization in 2010. Member Horton also serves as the Board of Equalization's Property Tax Committee Chair. He is the first to serve on the Board of Equalization with more than 21 years of experience at the BOE. Horton previously served as an Assembly Member of the California State Assembly from 2000-2006.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board. The BOE collects $60.5 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services. It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes. For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit the California Tax Service Center.

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice under Revenue and Taxation Code section 6596. Changes in law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the BOE at 1-800-400-7115.