Herschella L. Horton

General Information

Herschella Horton
Female
Black/African American
Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IL, USA
Photograph of Herschella L. Horton

Biographical Information

The following is from ALIS for the 44th Arizona State Legislature (1999-2000):

State Representative
Herschella Horton
Democrat -- District 14
Office number: 322
Phone: 602-542-5495
E-mail:
[email protected]

Herschella Horton has been a Tucson resident for 29 years.  She has raised two children who attended the University of Arizona.  Active in numerous professional and civic organizations, Herschella's experience, leadership and sensitivity to community concerns have been demonstrated throughout her career.  Herschella was elected to the House of Representatives in 1990.  She is the ranking member of the Health Committee and also serves on Environment and Appropriations Committees.

Professional Experience
Registered Nurse, Bachelor's Degree in Management
Directed Continuing Education Programs in Occupational Safety and Health
Directed Human Resources Department
Managed Public Health Consulting Firm
Community Relations, Behavioral Health

Community Involvement- Special Recognition
Board, United Way
Chair, Tucson Civil Service Commission
1986 YWCA "Women on the Move" Award
National Conference of State Legislatures
Vice Chair, Health Committee (1994-95)
AZ Council of Centers for Children and Adolescents
Certificate of Appreciation (1992)
AZ Psychological Association
Legislator of the Year (1993)
Maricopa Mental Health Association
Legislator of the Year (1994, 1995)
National Association of Social Workers, AZ Chapter, Branch 2
Citizen of the Year (1994)
AZ Association of Homes and Housing for the Aging
Legislator of the Year (1994)
The Pima County School Board/ Superintendent Collaborative
Friend of Public Education Award (1994)
AZ Association of Community Health Centers
Legislator Award (1995)
Pima Community College (1995-98)
Member, Social Services Advisory Committee
Western Legislative Conference
Member, Health Committee (1995-1996)
National Black Caucus of State Legislatures
Member, Health Committee
National Order of Women Legislators
Member
La Paloma Family Services
Board Member
National Conference of State Legislatures(1995-96)
Executive Committee
Tucson NOW Woman of Courage Award
Recipient of 1995
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award
Recipient of 1995
Women in Government
State Director

Education

Graduate of St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing, 1960.

Bachelor Arts: Management, University of Phoenix, 1987.

Employment

Occupation Title Years
Health Care health care public relations
Health Care registered nurse

Arizona Legislative Service

Session Chamber Party District City County Office Notes
40th Legislature, 1st Regular House Democrat 14 - Pima (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tucson Pima
40th Legislature, 2nd Regular House Democrat 14 - Pima (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tucson Pima
41st Legislature, 1st Regular House Democrat 14 - Pima (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tucson Pima
41st Legislature, 2nd Regular House Democrat 14 - Pima (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tucson Pima
42nd Legislature, 1st Regular House Democrat 14 - Pima (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tucson Pima
42nd Legislature, 2nd Regular House Democrat 14 - Pima (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tucson Pima
43rd Legislature, 1st Regular House Democrat 14 - Pima (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tucson Pima Minority Whip
43rd Legislature, 2nd Regular House Democrat 14 - Pima (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tucson Pima Minority Whip
44th Legislature, 1st Regular House Democrat 14 - Pima (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tucson Pima Assistant Minority Leader
44th Legislature, 2nd Regular House Democrat 14 - Pima (1983-92) (1993-2002) Tucson Pima Assistant Minority Leader

Sources

Birth: 1999 Guide to the 44th Legislature (green book)

Education: 2000 Guide to the Legislature (Greenbook)