Darlene Taylor

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Darlene Taylor
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Georgia House of Representatives District 173
Incumbent
In office
January 11, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Place of birthThomasville, GA
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Darlene Taylor is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 173. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Taylor's professional experience includes owning and operating Taylor Benefit Resources, Inc., and Administrative Claim Service, and working as a claims manager for Sunnyland Foods and a benefit coordinator for Flowers Industries, Inc.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Safety and Homeland Security, Vice Chair
Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Appropriations
Governmental Affairs
Insurance

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Keith L. Jenkins, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Darlene K. Taylor defeated Donald W. Clark in the Republican primary. Jenkins will face Taylor in the general election.[1][2]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 173 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDarlene Taylor Incumbent 51.9% 1,907
Donald W. Clark 48.1% 1,768
Total Votes 3,675

2012

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

Taylor ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 173. Taylor ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Haley Shank ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3] Taylor defeated Haley Shank in the general election.[4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 173, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDarlene K. Taylor Incumbent 59.1% 12,055
     Democratic Haley Shank 40.9% 8,329
Total Votes 20,384

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Taylor defeated Haley Shank (D) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 173 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Darlene Taylor (R) 9,357 67.7%
Haley Shank (D) 4,458 32.3%

Taylor defeated Heather Abbott and Ryan Lee in the July 20 primary.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 173 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Darlene Taylor 2,384 51.0%
Heather Abbott 1,454 31.1%
Ryan Lee 841 18.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Taylor is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Taylor raised a total of $129,882 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[7]

Darlene Taylor's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 173 Won $69,791
2010 Georgia State House, District 173 Won $60,091
Grand Total Raised $129,882

2012

Taylor won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $69,791.
Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Darlene Taylor's campaign in 2012
Taylor Benefit Resource$4,164
Benefit Negotiators$3,900
Humana$3,500
Bulloch, John$2,500
Oneal, Lawrence$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$69,791
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Taylor was up for re-election, he collected $60,091 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Taylor Benefit Resource $3,762
Taylor, Darlene K $3,150
South Georgia Maintenance Services $3,010
Flowers Foods $2,400

Personal

Taylor and her husband, John, have two children.

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2014

In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

2012

In 2012, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Keown
Georgia House District 173
2011–present
Succeeded by
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