Jenny Horne
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Jenny Horne

Jenny Horne
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 94th district

Heyward Hutson[1]
Katie Arrington
Personal details
Jenny Anderson

(1972-10-12) October 12, 1972 (age 48)
Summerville, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Marc F. Horne
(m. 1996)

Jenny Anderson Horne (born October 12, 1972) is an American attorney and politician who served as a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2009 to 2017.

Early life and education

Jenny Anderson Horne, the daughter of John D. Anderson, Jr. and Cynthia W. Anderson, was born on October 12, 1972 in Dorchester County, South Carolina.[2] She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina.[3]


Horne is an attorney.[4] A member of the Republican Party, she served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2009 until 2017.[2] In a 2015 speech on the South Carolina State House floor, Horne claimed to be a "descendant of Jefferson Davis." Subsequent media reports explained this to be the Confederate States President Jefferson Davis. Horne advocated the quick removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the grounds of the state capitol.[5]

Reportedly, Rep. Horne never researched her claim of descent from Davis, but was told of it by her grandfather.[6] This was disclosed as her connection to Davis came under scrutiny.[7] In response, Rep. Horne indicated she was not inclined to research the claim.[8]

It was reported in July 2015 that Horne was considering a challenge of U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford for the 1st District congressional seat.[9] During the 2016 primary campaign, Sanford had a significant fund raising advantage.[10]

In the June 2016 debate with Mark Sanford, Horne acknowledged the results of grassroots genealogical researchers findings that she is not descended from the Confederate President Jefferson Davis, born 1808 in Kentucky. Her line goes back to a James Jefferson Davis, born about 1841 in Georgia.[11]

Horne's primary challenge came up short in June, 2016, although she polled stronger than expected with Sanford receiving 56% of the vote to Horne's 44%.[12]

Personal life

Horne's husband, Marc F. Horne, is a realtor. They were married on May 11, 1996.[2] They have two children.[2]


  1. ^, Jenna-Ley Harrison. "Candidates vie for Statehouse seat representing House District 94". Journal Scene. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "South Carolina Legislature Online - Member Biography". Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ " - Meet Jenny". Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Michael E. Miller, Jenny Horne: How a descendant of the president of the Confederacy helped vanquish his flag, The Washington Post, July 9, 2015
  5. ^ Brumfield, Ben (July 9, 2015). "Jenny Horne's tearful Confederate flag speech shakes S. Carolina statehouse". CNN. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Brenda Rindge, Jenny Horne: She needed to get the flag debate back on track, The Post and Courier, July 9, 2015
  7. ^ Simpson, Brooks D. "A Descendant of Jefferson Davis? A Question For Jenny Anderson Horne". Crossroads. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ Behre, Robert. "Horne's family tree losing its leaves?". The Post and Courier. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "SC Rep. Jenny Horne considering bid for Congress". The State. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Mark Sanford, Jenny Horne face off in ETV debate". Post and Courier. June 6, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Horne-Sanford Debate". June 6, 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Mark Sanford wins GOP primary in tighter race than expected". Charleston Scene. June 14, 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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