Published in the October 10 – 23, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life

John Horner

If elected I promise to serve students, empower parents, respect educators and appreciate taxpayers. Effective public education is essential to the well-being of everyone, whether with or without a student currently in school. My commitment to education led directly to the 2012 founding of the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee. This committee has implemented highly regarded (and regionally duplicated) programs including: Interview skills training for more than 500 students per year (“Rock the Mock”), science and career fairs, job shadowing programs, internships and more.

My wife and I have made Morgan Hill our home since 1996, raised our daughter here and are passionate about serving the community without fear or favor. I’ve been effective as an engineer, executive, small business owner (Thinker Toys) and transformational leader of the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce. I’ve demonstrated uncommonly effective leadership through a combination of intelligence, creativity, heart, careful listening and thoughtful decision making.

My charitable work includes being a founding board member of both the Edward Boss Prado Foundation and the Morgan Hill Kiwanis Youth Fund. These organizations focus on serving youth through programs and scholarships, and both have prioritized scholarships for students pursuing trade related programs which enable them to become self-supporting adults sooner rather than later. We must honor and educate all students, no matter if they are headed toward a PhD or to being the best plumber.

I’m an active and respected member of the Morgan Hill Unified School District Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee and the Gavilan College Latino Advisory Council. These roles have prepared me well to represent the entire community and communicate constructively with school. I would be grateful for your advice and your vote. Let’s talk more: facebook.com/HornerMHUSD2

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