District #7

Maurice Horton

(262) 770-8377

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District #7 is located on Racine's North West Side.

Welcome to District 7, Alderman Maurice Horton

In 2005 Maurice established an intense gang awareness consultation firm called Why Gangs LLC. Maurice established this firm to help educate, empower and strengthen educational institutions as well as offering consultation services to community agencies. After 10 years of working with at-risk youth in the city of Racine, WI Mr. Horton received an executive pardon from Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle in 2010

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Time in Office

  • Alderman of the 7th District, term ends April 2023.


  • Due to his knowledge of gangs and intense dedication to these programs, he has earned certificates and awards from the following: 

    • University of Wisconsin Criminal Justice Institute Certificate
    • US Department of Transportation Award of Merit
    • The Public Service Award from the Circle of Recovery
    • Two Racine Police Department Citizen Public Service Awards
    • The Wisconsin Association of Runaway Services Award
    • Certificate of Appreciation from the Ethan Allen School for Boys
    • The National Emergency Training Center Certificate of Achievement in Maryland
    • Neighborhood Watch Appreciation Award
    • The Midwest Gang Investigators of Fort Wayne, Indiana Certificate
    • Three Arkansas Travel’s Award Recognition from the Arkansas Coalition of Juvenile Justice
    • The Ren Svanoe Youth Leadership Award from the state of Wisconsin, one of the highest awards in the state to be received by any single individual
    • The Sustainable Racine Award in December 2004
    • Racine Administrator Association Friend of Education Award 2005
    • Certificate of Appreciation from the International Latino Gang Investigators Association
    • Civil Service Award Racine, WI 2012
    • Racine Unified Encore Award in Education 2018


    In addition, to these accomplishments Mr. Horton also has presented at the following conferences:

    Coalition for Juvenile Justice Ethnic & Culture Diversity Training Conference Atlanta, GA 2002


    • Great Lakes International Gang Investigators Coalition Madison, WI 2003
    • Know Gangs.com Midwest Gang National Conference Milwaukee, WI 2004
    • Wisconsin Association of Runaway Services Annual Conference Door County, WI 2005
    • Child Welfare League of America National Conference Miami, Fl 2005
    • Promising Practices for School-Based Gang Prevention & Intervention 2ndAnnual Conference Cincinnati, OH 2005
    • Attorney’s General Law Enforcement Gun Gangs and Violence Conference Appleton, WI 2005-06
    • 11th Annual DMC Conference New Orleans, LA 2006
    • Arkansas Coalition of Juvenile Justice Conference Little Rock, Ark. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,and 2010
    • United States Attorney Office Anti Gang Summit Waukesha, WI 2006
    • Racine Unified School District Safety and Security Seminar Racine, WI 2006
    • Racine Unified School District Institute Day Racine, WI 2007, and 2008
    • The Circle of Outreach: Street Outreach Conference Farmington, MN 2007
    • International Latino Gang Investigators Association Conference Madison, WI 2007
    • Racine Correctional  Facility Black History Summit Racine WI, 2008
    • Anti-Gang Summit United States Attorney’s Office, Milwaukee WI 2009-2012
    • Restorative Justice Workshop Gateway Technical College Racine WI, 2013
    • Gang & Youth Violence Preventive Summit Milwaukee WI, 2016
    • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Training Wisconsin Dells WI, 2016
    • Gateway Technical College Improve Your Worth Training Racine WI, 2017
    • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Training Wisconsin Dells WI 2017,2018

    Mr. Horton has been recognized as a great motivational speaker an educator.



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