Mary Taylor (politician)

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Mary Taylor
Mary Taylor 2017-07-07.jpg
65th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Governor John Kasich
Preceded by Lee Fisher
31st Auditor of Ohio
In office
January 8, 2007 – January 9, 2011
Governor Ted Strickland
Preceded by Betty Montgomery
Succeeded by Dave Yost
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 43rd district
In office
January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2006
Preceded by Twyla Roman
Succeeded by Steve Dyer
Personal details
Born (1966-03-07) March 7, 1966 (age 51)
Green, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Don Taylor
Children 2 sons
Education University of Akron (BS, MS)

Mary Taylor (born March 7, 1966) is an American businesswoman and politician who is the 65th and current Lieutenant Governor of Ohio.

She is a candidate in the Republican Party primary for Governor of Ohio in the 2018 election.[1]

Early life and business career

Taylor was born in 1966.[2] She attended Springfield Local School district in Springfield Township. She attended the University of Akron, obtaining a bachelor's degree in Accounting and master's degree in Taxation.[2] Becoming a Certified Public Accountant, she worked for Deloitte and Touche and Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company in Akron.[2]

Political career

Taylor was first elected to the city council in Green,[3] eventually being elected to the Ohio General Assembly to represent the 43rd district. In 2006, she was elected to serve as Ohio State Auditor,[3] where she defeated Democratic candidate Barbara Sykes. Taylor, who succeeded fellow Republican Betty Montgomery as state auditor, took office in January 2007. She was the only Republican in Ohio to be elected to a statewide non-judicial office during the 2006 election.

Lieutenant Governor

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor visits the 178th Fighter Wing, Springfield Air National Guard Base, Ohio March 19, 2014 to learn about the wing's new missions and share the state proposal to allow veterans returning home more opportunities earning college credit. Col. Greg Schnulo, 178th Fighter Wing Commander, (far right) and Col. Bryan Davis, 178th Reconnaissance Group Commander, (right) explain the wing's new missions along with Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, Ohio adjutant general (left).
Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor visits the 178th Fighter Wing, Springfield Air National Guard Base, Ohio March 19, 2014 to learn about the wing's new missions and share the state proposal to allow veterans returning home more opportunities earning college credit. Col. Greg Schnulo, 178th Fighter Wing Commander, (far right) and Col. Bryan Davis, 178th Reconnaissance Group Commander, (right) explain the wing's new missions along with Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, Ohio adjutant general (left), and Maj. Gen. Mark Bartman, Assistant Adjutant General-Air.

On January 14, 2010, she was announced as John Kasich's choice as Lieutenant Governor and running mate for Governor of Ohio in the 2010 Election.[4]

On November 2, 2010, Kasich defeated incumbent Governor Ted Strickland (D). Thus Taylor became the Lieutenant Governor on January 10, 2011. She was named as Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance the same day.[5]

Kasich and Taylor were re-elected in November 2014.

On February 23, 2017 she formed a campaign committee to raise money and campaign in the 2018 Ohio gubernatorial election.[6]

Family

She is married to Donzell (Don) Taylor and has two sons, Joe (b. circa 1991) and Michael (b. circa 1994) and the family resides in Green.[2][7] In 2017 she revealed that both her children have been struggling with opioid addiction.[7]

Electoral history

Ohio House of Representatives 43rd District Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Taylor 21,013 53.61
Democratic Michael Grimm 18,180 46.39
Ohio House of Representatives 43rd District Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Taylor (inc.) 34,478 57.58
Democratic Jane Tabor-Grimm 25,399 42.42
Ohio Auditor Republican Primary Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Taylor 1,940,665 50.64
Democratic Barbara Sykes 1,891,874 49.36

References

  1. ^ Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor makes run for Ohio governor official, Dayton Daily News, 7 July 2017 
  2. ^ a b c d "Governor of Ohio". State of Ohio. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Ohio Ladies Gallery". State of Ohio. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "NBC4i.com". NBC4i.com. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Key Staff". Ohio Department of Insurance. Ohio.gov. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ Gomez, Henry J (2017-02-23). "Mary Taylor for Governor launches". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 2017-02-23. 
  7. ^ a b Bischoff, Laura (June 1, 2017). "Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor opens up about her sons' opioid addictions". Dayton Daily News. 

External links

  • Taylor for Governor website
  • Official Biography from the State of Ohio website
  • Biography on KasichForOhio.com
  • Profile on the Ohio Ladies' Gallery website
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
Political offices
Preceded by
Betty Montgomery
Auditor of Ohio
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Dave Yost
Preceded by
Lee Fisher
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
2011–present
Incumbent
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