Arizona Attorney General
Tom Horne was elected Arizona Attorney General in 2010. Mr. Horne was a litigation attorney in private practice for more than 30 years. During that time he also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General, Superior Court Judge Pro Tem and Court of Appeals Judge Pro Tem. He is the author of a legal text published by the State Bar of Arizona. While practicing law, Mr. Horne served on the school board of Arizona's third largest school district for 24 years, ten as its president. He served four years in the Arizona Legislature, was a member of the Judiciary Committee, and was Chairman of the Academic Accountability Committee. On July 11, 2000, the Arizona Republic wrote that Tom Horne, "raises the level of debate at the state Legislature by several notches all by himself." He served as the elected Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2003 to 2011.
Mr. Horne has served in every branch of the government:
- Executive: State Superintendent of Schools and Attorney General
- Legislative: State Legislature
- Judicial: Judge Pro Tem
- Local: School Board
He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard College and his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School.