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Rick Horne is a family man, a successful program manager and businessman, and, since 2002, a longtime resident and servant leader in the city of Plano.

For decades, Rick has actively volunteered in civic and city organizations in Plano, including:

Planning and Zoning Commission (3 years – 1 year as 1st Vice Chair)
  • Reviewed, commented, collaborated, and approved the 2021 Comprehensive Plan

  • Approved site plans for Envision Oak Point

  • Ensured developers stayed within current zoning requirements with regards to density, mass and appropriateness and open space

  • Worked with City Staff on standardization of Thoroughfare Standards

  • Approved plans for Fire Training Facility

  • Approved plans for Urban Mixed Use Beacon Square

  • Continued to approve plans for the Collin Creek Mall revitalization.

  • Reviewed and approved Neighborhood Business Design and Residential Community Design zoning districts

Parks and Recreation Planning Board (6 years – 3 years as Chairman)
  • Approved plans and development for new Jack Carter Pool

  • Approved plans and development for new Jack Carter Fully Accessible Playground

  • Participated in purchase and planning of new Windhaven Meadows Park

  • Approved improvements of Carpenter Park Recreation Center and Sports Fields

  • Approved expansion of Veteran’s Memorial

  • Approved plans and development of McCall Plaza in Downtown Plano

  • Approved the construction of the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

Plano Balloon Festival Board of Directors (10 years – 4 years as Chairman)
  • Supported over 350 non-profits

  • Generated and distributed approximately $1.5 million to area non-profits

  • Continue to support the Festival as a Zone Coordinator during the event

Plano 2020 Census Outreach Committee

He is a 12-year member and past president of the Plano Rotary Club.  During year as President, started Sam’s Gift, honoring the late Texas Representative Sam Johnson. Sam’s Gift is a food drive each May that serves children that use free meal plan during the school year, for meals during the summer while school is out of session where there is food insecurity.

Rick has been active at Christ Church Anglican Church serving as usher captain, team leader of Christ Church Men’s Extreme Encounter, a Christian retreat where men enjoy fellowship while in the mountains of Colorado enjoying His Majestic works.

Rick is also a graduate of Leadership Plano Class 28. “The BEST Class Ever!”

Rick has been happily married for 34 years to Karen Horne, a teacher at Hendrick Middle School. They are the proud parents of two adult sons, Dylan and Zack Horne, both PISD graduates. Rick retired in December 2020 and turned his attention to serving the community full-time.

His 40-year career in business began after he graduated from the University of Texas Dallas with a B.S. Chemistry. Rick worked as an environmental chemist, then joined a small business as Regional Manager.  Rick and his team grew that small business into a large business with $300M in annual revenue. In the late 2000s, Rick was assigned as the In-country Manager for Japan, completing projects in Tokyo, Misawa and Okinawa. In 2010, the company was acquired by a company that became the nation’s 10th largest domestic construction company. As Business Development Manager, Rick led major design build projects including a Customs and Border Patrol Checkpoint and Administration Building (Comstock, Texas), a Logistics Warehouse (Joint Base Lewis McCord, WA), an Air Traffic Control Tower (Vance AFB, OK), and other government projects taking him around the world.

Meet Rick



We must continue to attract high quality businesses so that we can continue to lower that tax burden placed upon Plano residents.



As our city and our neighboring cities continue to grow, we must also continue to work on improving our roads and reducing traffic



Plano is regularly ranked as one of the safest cities in the United States and among the top 4 cities to raise a family. We must continue our track record of incredible public safety.
If you would like to make a donation to the Rick Horne Campaign via check make it payable to Rick Horne 4 Plano Campaign and please send it to our campaign mailing address:

RickHorne4Plano Campaign
PO Box 250306
Plano, Texas 75025-0306

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