John Horn  

for .....    Shandaken Town Assessor

VOTE  .. November 3, 2009

Bought home in Chichester in 1986, full-time resident since 1999.
Licensed Professional Engineer ... Licensed Realtor ... Licensed Property Tax Consultant (Rockland County, Suffolk County) ...  Appointed Small Claims Assessment Review Hearing Officer, NY State Supreme Court.
Town of Shandaken:   Planning Board, former Chairman ... Comprehensive Plan Committee  ... Zoning Revision Committee ... Ashokan Watershed Advisory Council.
Village of Pleasantville, NY  ...  Village Trustee, Mayor... Chairman of Assessment Review Board ...  President, Pleasantville Homeowners Assoc.  .... Chairman, Good Government Party ... Board of Directors, United Way of Westchester
BS and MS, Civil Engineering  .... Brooklyn Polytech. Univ.  ... Univ. of Illinois  ... Johns Hopkins Univ. ... George Washington Univ.
LT, US Navy  ... Engineering Instructor, US Naval Academy  ... Public Works Officer, Naval Air Bases, San Diego  ... SeaBee Reserve Unit, Philadelphia.    
LtCol., NY State Guard
Retired from IBM HQ in 1989; 27 years in Marketing Administration
In 1990, started a firm which helped reduce taxes for over-assessed property owners.  Won tax reductions for nearly 20,000 property owners in more than 100 Cities, Towns and Villages in downstate NY.   Personally represented thousands of clients in Small Claims Court and before various Assessment Review Boards.  Sold firm in 1999.
In 1999, launched   NYDEEDS.COM,   an internet service, a database of real estate deed recordings in NY State.    .