Who is Mary Horn? Former Denton County Passes Away
Mary Horn, a former Denton County judge, passed away. Since June 2002, Horn has served as the county judge. She formerly worked for over ten years as the tax assessor and collector for Denton County.
How Did Mary Horn Die?
Former Denton County Judge Mary Horn has died. Denton County has shared the devastating news on Facebook.
Arrangements for Mary Horn's funeral will be made public by the family.
Mary Horn Cause of Death
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Who was Mary Horn?
Beginning in 1993, Mary Horn served as the county's tax assessor-collector before being elected county judge. She occasionally refers to county initiatives from a first-person viewpoint when she recounts events during her time in that position.
In other words, “Basically, I was doing for all these jurisdictions everything the appraisal district was, but they were getting charged two dollars there, and I — I say ‘I' — the county was charging 55 cents.”
As county tax assessor, Horn worked to advance the interests of Denton County by successfully authoring nine state legislation that have enhanced the lives of all Texans and reduced tax expenditures for local governments, educational institutions, and county citizens. Horn received a lifetime honorary membership in the association for her contributions to the industry and nomination as Tax Assessor Collector of the Year in 1999 by the Tax Assessor Collector Association.
Her final 16 years were spent as the judge for Denton County. Now, Horn's closest coworkers jokingly refer to her as the “queen of Denton County.”
In the 1970s, when she and her husband Jim Horn, a longstanding representative for Denton County in the Texas House of Representatives, entered politics, there were hardly any Republican elected officials in this region.
In 1980, when Denton County had just one House representative, Jim Horn won his first election. The county currently has four Texas House districts. Following Horn's election, Denton County started to trend red, helped by newly registered voters from the Carrollton region.
About ten years after Jim was elected, Mary entered the political arena once more, utilising the network of supporters and warm acquaintances she and Jim had cultivated throughout his campaigns to help her win the position of tax assessor-collector. After winning the Republican primary and the incumbent Democratic judge resigned to go for another position, she was then appointed as the Denton County judge in 2002.
The Commissioners Court has made progress in resolving the ongoing Confederate statue controversy under Horn's direction. The commissioners created a formal committee with the sole purpose of addressing the memorial. Officials from the county have been ordered to look for old county records about the monument. Numerous individuals have demonstrated against the monument in open court and in the courthouse yard throughout the lengthy discussion that has taken place in Commissioners Court.
After Horn stepped down from office, the county has not physically altered the construction of the statue to either remove it or add historical markings that provide greater context for the impact the Confederacy had on slavery and American society.