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Dwayne Taylor
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Florida House of Representatives, District 26
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Associate'sDaytona State College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Central Florida
Master'sUniversity of Central Florida
Personal
BirthdayNovember 13, 1967
Place of birthDaytona Beach, Florida
ProfessionWriter/Producer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dwayne L. Taylor is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Taylor served on the Daytona Beach City Commission from 2003 to 2008.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules & Calendar
State Affairs
Collective Bargaining

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Taylor did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Taylor's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 649 - "Presidential Elections: Establishes "Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote;" provides that any state is eligible to become member; requires statewide popular election for President & Vice-President of US"
  • HB 947 - "Contributions to Relieve Homelessness: Requires motor vehicle registration form, registration renewal form, driver license application form, & driver license application form for renewal issuance to include option to make voluntary contribution to aid homeless"
  • HB 1305 - "Certain Prohibited Activities in Motor Vehicles: Prohibits reading, writing, or use of wireless communications devices while operating motor vehicle."

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House website.

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Dwayne Taylor was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Michael Cantu was unopposed in the Republican primary. Taylor will face Cantu in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Taylor won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 26. Taylor ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Taylor won re-election to the 27th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary. Taylor defeated Christopher Kennedy (NPA) in the November 2, 2010, general election.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 27
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dwayne Taylor (D) 17,504 58.29%
Christopher Kennedy (NPA) 12,527 41.71%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Taylor won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 27th District, defeating Maureen Monahan (NPA). Taylor received 30,493 votes in the election while Monahan received 19,307 votes.[7] Taylor raised $120,408 for his campaign; Monahan raised $9,232.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 27
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dwayne Taylor (D) 30,493 61.2%
Maureen Monahan (NPA) 19,307 38.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Taylor is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Taylor raised a total of $234,708 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[9]

Dwayne Taylor's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 26 Won $49,200
2010 Florida State House, District 27 Won $65,100
2008 Florida State House, District 27 Won $120,408
Grand Total Raised $234,708

2012

Taylor won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $49,200.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dwayne Taylor's campaign in 2012
Volusia Teachers Organization$1,000
Florida State Correctional Officers$1,000
Becker & Poliakoff$750
Book, Ronald L$500
Churchill Downs$500
Total Raised in 2012$49,200
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Taylor won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $65,100.

2008

Taylor won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $120,408.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Florida

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[11]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[12]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[13]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

Personal

Taylor has been a trustee on the Daytona Beach Police and Fire Pension Board and a member of Leadership Florida Class X.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Costello (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 26
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 27
2008–2012
Succeeded by
David Santiago (R)