Janna Taylor

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Janna Taylor
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Montana State Senate, District 6
Incumbent
In office
2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker Pro Tempore, Montana House of Representatives
2011 - 2013
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in any 16 year period
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives, District 11
2005 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 9, 1948
Place of birthMinneapolis, Minnesota
ProfessionHomemaker
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Janna Taylor (b. September 9, 1948) is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 6. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Starting in the 2013-2014 session, Taylor serves as a Majority Whip.

Taylor served in the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 11 from 2005 to 2013. She served as Speaker Pro Tempore in the 2011-2012 session.[1]

Biography

Taylor earned her M.A. from the University of Minnesota. Her professional experience includes working as a homemaker and rancher.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Local Government, Vice Chair
Taxation

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

2012

Taylor's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • "Obama Care- Under the current PPACA Act, President Obama mandated that all US citizens be required to purchase Healthcare, or risk monetary penalties. Janna will oppose this in every way possible."
  • "Streamlining Governmental Regulations"
  • "Tax Deductions for those that pay their own healthcare."
  • "Lower Business Equipment Costs"
  • "Higher Tort Standards"
  • "Streamline the Permit process."
  • "Rework the Education Funding Formula"
  • "Support the Keystone XL pipeline"
  • "2nd Amendment Rights"

Elections

2012

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Taylor won election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 6. Taylor defeated Michael Larson and incumbent Carmine Mowbray in the June 5 primary election and defeated Nancy Lindsey (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Montana State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJanna Taylor 57% 5,579
     Democratic Nancy Lindsey 43% 4,201
Total Votes 9,780

2010

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Taylor won election to the Montana House of Representatives. She defeated J. Garth Cox and Josh King in the June 8 primary. Cheryl Wolf ran for the seat on the Green Party ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

Montana House of Representatives, District 11 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Janna Taylor (R) 3,160
Cheryl Wolf (G) 1,052

2008

See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Janna Taylor won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 10, receiving 3,410 votes.

Taylor raised $9,442 for her campaign.[8]

Montana House of Representatives, District 11
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Janna Taylor (R) 3,410
Pat Estenson (D) 2,203

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Taylor is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Taylor raised a total of $81,634 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 17, 2013.[9]

Janna Taylor's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 6 Won $42,977
2010 Montana House, District 11 Won $8,694
2008 Montana House, District 11 Won $9,442
2006 Montana House, District 11 Won $8,588
2004 Montana House, District 11 Won $11,933
Grand Total Raised $81,634

2012

Taylor won election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $0.
Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Janna Taylor's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Taylor won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $8,694.

2008

Taylor won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $9,442.

2006

Taylor won re-election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $8,588.

2004

Taylor won election to the Montana House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $11,933.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.

Legislators are scored on "hotlisted bills that represent a portfolio of priority conservation and environmental issues."[10]
Legislators are scored on bills of importance to a state teachers' union.
Legislators are scored on issues of importance to a public interest advocacy group based at the University of Montana in Missoula.
Legislators are scored on bills relating to property rights.

Personal

Taylor and her husband, Michael, have two children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carmine Mowbray (R)
Montana State Senate District 6
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Montana House of Representatives District 11
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Greg Hertz (R)