Alumni Spotlight: William Horne

Assemblyman Horne graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with recognition for scholarship from UNLV President Carol Harter and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. At UNLV he was president of Phi Alpha Delta, the International Law Fraternity. Today, he serves on the Advisory Committee for the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs at UNLV. He attended the UNLV Boyd School of Law and graduated in 2001. First elected in 2002, Assemblyman Horne was named the Outstanding Freshman Assemblyman in the 2003 legislative session. In 2005, the next legislative session, Assemblyman Horne was again recognized for his hard work and effectiveness and was named one of the top five most effective legislators in the Assembly.

What is the most interesting aspect of what you do?

"The most interesting thing is having a hand in state policy that affects law and order. Also, being able to fund higher education in Nevada and having a direct impact on bringing more money to Southern Nevada."

What is your best memory of UNLV?

"I have several role models that have supported me and helped me to get where I am today. My biggest supporters have been my parents and my grandfather. But also Mrs. Valdez, my 6th grade teacher, who kept me in school after my father passed away and always encouraged me."

If students are interested in following in your footsteps, what is the best way to proceed?

"If a student is interested in being an attorney: take the hard classes, take the class that challenges you and makes you work. Don’t take the easy road. If a student is interested in politics: decide if you want to do it for the right reasons. If you want to give back to the community and you are there for the right reasons you will be successful. Feel that you have something to contribute." Alumni Chapter

William Horne Nevada State Assembly District 34 Class of 1999

William Horne Nevada State Assembly District 34 Class of 1999