Catherine Terry Taylor
|Catherine Terry Taylor|
|Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||The Ethel Walker School|
|Date of birth||March 25, 1961|
|Place of birth||Hartford, Connecticut|
|Profession||Policy adviser; Speechwriter|
In late-June 2010, Taylor announced her candidacy for Rhode Island Secretary of State. She received slightly over forty-nine percent of the vote in the general election on November 2, 2010, and was narrowly defeated by Democratic incumbent Ralph Mollis.
Taylor is a former speech writer for the late Senator John H. Chafee and former Senator Lincoln D. Chafee.
After receiving her degree at Yale, Taylor joined the staff of Bob Smith, a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, where she remained for two years. She then served as both a legislative assistant for defense and foreign policy as well as a speechwriter for John Chafee, a Republican member of the United States Senate representing Rhode Island. Following Chafee's sudden death in 1999, his son, Lincoln, retained Taylor as senior editor until his unsuccessful bid for re-election in 2006.
Back in the private sector for the first time in twenty years, Taylor and Ian Lang, another former member of Chafee's senatorial staff, founded Lang-Taylor Ltd., a communications and public affairs consulting firm based in Providence, Rhode Island; the company later changed its name to Taylorwordworks.
- Ethel Walker High School
- B.A. in history from Yale University
|Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, Republican Primary, 2014|
|Catherine Terry Taylor||66.7%||17,722|
|Election Results via Rhode Island Board of Elections.|
|Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 2014|
|Republican||Catherine Terry Taylor||33.8%||105,305|
|Election Results via State of Rhode Island.|
- 2010 Race for Attorney General - Republican Primary
- Catherine Terry Taylor ran unopposed this contest
On November 2, 2010, A. Ralph Mollis won re-election to the office of Rhode Island Secretary of State. He defeated Catherine Terry Taylor (R) in the general election.
|Rhode Island Secretary of State, 2010|
|Democratic||A. Ralph Mollis Incumbent||50.6%||166,140|
|Republican||Catherine Terry Taylor||49.4%||162,283|
|Election Results Via: Rhode Island Board of Elections|
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- Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
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- Rhode Island Secretary of State election, 2010
- Catherine Taylor's Facebook profile
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- Project Vote Smart - Catherine Terry Taylor biography
- Taylorforsecretaryofstate.com 2010 Campaign website
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- Rhode Island Public Radio, "Catherine Taylor Joins Race for Lieutenant Governor," June 10, 2014
- The Providence Journal, "Edward Fitzpatrick: She’s on the verge of ‘taking the plunge," 24 June, 2010
- Project Vote Smart, "Catherine Taylor's Biography," accessed June 12, 2014
- RI.gov, "Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee Announces Catherine Taylor as Choice to Head Department of Elderly Affairs," December 3, 2010
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