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Tax board Chairman Jerome Horton taken from meeting via ambulance

Jerome Horton speaks to the Assembly in 2005. The former Assemblyman is now chairman of the Board of Equalization.
Jerome Horton speaks to the Assembly in 2005. The former Assemblyman is now chairman of the Board of Equalization. Los Angeles Times

Jerome Horton, chairman of the California Board of Equalization, was taken from a board meeting by ambulance to Mercy General Hospital on Wednesday.

A BOE spokeswoman confirmed Horton’s departure and said, “They’ve run tests and he’s doing well.”

The board released no other information.

The five-member board oversees an agency of roughly 4,400 employees who collect sales, use, excise taxes and other fees. Horton, 58, is a former Democratic Assemblyman from Inglewood. He was appointed to the Board of Equalization in 2009 and has twice won reelection.

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