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All Seats on State Board of Equalization Up for Grabs S.E. Williams Contributor On November 6, voters will decide who will be elected to fill the four, soon to be vacated seats, on the California State Board of Equalization. Two of the four incumbents, Republican George Runner who represents District 1, and Democrat Jerome Horton who represents District 3 are term-limited, while Democrat Fiona Ma who represents District 2 decided to run for state treasurer and Republican Diane Harkey is competing for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The California Board of Equalization (BOE) was established by a state constitutional amendment and is the only elected tax board in the country, yet few Californians are versed in the magnitude of its roles and responsibilities. The BOE works to ensure practices related to county property tax assessments are equal and uniform across the state and is also responsible for 30 of the state's tax and fee programs which include setting gas tax