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John Horhn

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John Horhn
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Mississippi State Senate, District 26
Incumbent
In office
1994 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 20
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1993
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCentre College of Kentucky
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 8, 1955
Place of birthGoodman, Mississippi
ProfessionCommunity Development Consultant
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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.

Biography

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

2012-2013

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

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

2010-2011

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010
County Affairs
Economic Development
Environment Prot, Cons and Water Res
Finance
Highways and Transportation
Insurance
Labor
Public Health and Welfare
State Library

Elections

2011

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.[1]

2007

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.[2]

John Horhn raised $65,097 for his campaign.[3]

Mississippi Senate, District 26
Candidates Votes Percent


John Horhn (D) 10,944 82.7%
John Bethea (C) 2289 17.3%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Horhn received $33,230 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

2009

In 2009 John Horhn collected $53,085 in donations.[5]

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

Personal

Horhn and his wife, Lydia, have two children.

Controversies

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 is set to begin on July 30, 2014. According to Horhn, state representative Edward Blackmon, Jr. (D) is serving as his attorney.[6][7][8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi State Senate District 26
1994–present
Succeeded by
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