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"The foundation has been laid for a great transformation of our city. The time has now arrived for citizens, government, and private industry to complete the process. I am ready to work collaboratively with citizens and organizations to make our city better and improve our well-being." -David Horn

Why am I serving on the Decatur City Council?

I am serving on the city council because I care.  I want to see a city that is more livable, vibrant, and healthy.  My priorities include overcoming the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, neighborhood revitalization, fostering equitable relationships, environmental sustainability, and growing entrepreneurial opportunities.

What are my qualifications?

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as a member of the Decatur City Council since May 2017.  I will always serve as an independent voice and as someone who is evidence-based and data driven.

Decatur City Council (2017 - present)
- Advocate for citizen engagement in decision making
- Proponent of utilizing local labor
- Wants to allow cannabis-related businesses 
- Seeks to reduce the number of video gambling establishments
Biology professor at Millikin University (2005 - present)
- Created a research laboratory with a national reputation
- One of the founders of the Institute for Science Entrepreneurship
Macon County Regional Planning Commission (2007-2013)
Macon County Conservation District Board of Trustees (2009-2014)

Horn for Decatur
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