Jerome Horton, then chairman of the California Board of Equalization, speaks during the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 18th Annual Legislative Conference on May 15, 2012.
Jerome Horton, then chairman of the California Board of Equalization, speaks during the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 18th Annual Legislative Conference on May 15, 2012. Hector Navejas Vida en el Valle file
Jerome Horton, then chairman of the California Board of Equalization, speaks during the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 18th Annual Legislative Conference on May 15, 2012. Hector Navejas Vida en el Valle file

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