John Horhn

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John Horhn
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Mississippi State Senate, District 26
In office
1994 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 21
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1993
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCentre College of Kentucky
Date of birthFebruary 8, 1955
Place of birthGoodman, Mississippi
ProfessionCommunity Development Consultant
Office website
John Horhn (b. February 8, 1955) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 1993.


Horhn earned his certificate in Community Leadership from Jackson State University, attended the Governors Center program in strategic planning at Duke University, and earned his B.A. from Centre College of Kentucky. His professional experience includes working as a community development consultant and motivational speaker.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Horhn served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Economic Development, Chair
Environment Prot, Cons and Water Res
Highways and Transportation
Public Health and Welfare
State Library


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Horhn served on these committees:



Elections for the office of Mississippi State Senate will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[1]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Horhn won re-election to Mississippi Senate District 26. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011 and in the general election on November 8, 2011.[2]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, John Horhn ran for District 26 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating John Bethea.[3]

John Horhn raised $65,097 for his campaign.[4]

Mississippi Senate, District 26
Candidates Votes Percent
John Horhn (D) 10,944 82.7%
John Bethea (C) 2289 17.3%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Horhn received $33,230 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Horhn's campaign in 2011
Media Strategies Research$1,127
Horhn, John$1,043
Garner Enterprises Inc$1,000
Kelly, Robert E$1,000
Marion Counseling Services PLLC$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $33,230
Total Votes received in 2011 13,890
Cost of each vote received $2.39


In 2009, John Horhn collected $53,085 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Haley's PAC $15,000
John Horhn $2,600
Anheuser-Busch $1,500
Rob Wells $1,000


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[7]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[8]


Horhn and his wife, Lydia, have two children.


DUI charge

In November 2013, Horhn was arrested and charged with first-offense driving under the influence of alcohol. Following a meeting at the state capitol regarding crime in Jackson, Horhn was said to have been driving on the wrong side of the road. After pulling over at a gas station, Horhn allegedly yelled at the arresting officer, threatening to call the chief of police and have him fired. On November 18, Horhn entered a plea of 'not guilty;' his trial was set to begin on July 30, 2014. According to Horhn, state representative Edward Blackmon, Jr. (D) would serve as his attorney.[9][10][11]

Horhn pleaded no contest in December 2014. The judge placed him on non-adjudication status, meaning the charge could be taken off his driving record at the end of a probationary period.[12]

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Preceded by
Mississippi State Senate District 26
Succeeded by