|North Dakota State Senate District 7|
|Minority Leader, North Dakota State Senate|
|Per diem||Up to $1,040/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||North Dakota State University|
Taylor is a Rancher/Columnist/Territory Manager for Fort Dodge Animal Health.
Taylor earned his B.S. in Agricultural Economics/Mass Communications from North Dakota State University.
Taylor serves as Minority Leader in the 2011-2012 session. He is not listed on any committees.
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Taylor served on these committees:
Taylor was the Democratic nominee for governor in 2012. His running mate was Ellen Chaffee. In the general election in November, they faced Republican incumbents Jack Dalrymple & Drew Wrigley and two pairs of independent nominees, Roland Riemers & Anthony Johns and Paul Sorum & Michael Coachman. They were defeated by incumbents Dalrymple and Wrigley.
|Governor/Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jack Dalrymple & Drew Wrigley Incumbent||63.1%||200,525|
|Democratic||Ryan Taylor & Ellen Chaffee||34.3%||109,048|
|independent||Paul Sorum & Michael Coachman||1.7%||5,356|
|independent||Roland Riemers & Anthony Johns||0.8%||2,618|
|Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.|
Taylor was not opposed in the primary election on June 8, 2010.
|North Dakota Senate General Election, District 7 (2010)|
|Ryan Taylor (D)||3,376||60.39%|
|Craig Wollenburg (R)||2,210||39.53%|
On November 7, 2006, Taylor was re-elected to the 7th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Dick Anderson (R). Taylor raised $4,325 for his campaign, while Anderson raised $3,350.
|North Dakota Senate, District 7 (2008)|
|Ryan Taylor (D)||3,715|
|Dick Anderson (R)||1,947|
Taylor & Chaffee lost the election to the position of North Dakota Governor/Lieutenant Governor in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor & Chaffee raised a total of $651,284.
|North Dakota Governor/Lieutenant Governor 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ryan Taylor's campaign in 2012|
|Friends of Kent Conrad||$55,000|
|North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives||$12,000|
|Democratic Governors Association||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$651,284|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Taylor received $14,778 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ryan Taylor's campaign in 2010|
|North Dakota Senate Democratic-NPL Caucus||$3,250|
|Boilermakers Local 647||$1,400|
|North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$14,778|
In 2006, Taylor collected $4,325 in donations. These were the largest contributors.
|NORTH DAKOTA SENATE DEMOCRATIC-NPL CAUCUS||$1,250|
|NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL||$500|
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES||$500|
North Dakota Legislative Review
- See also: North Dakota Legislative Review
The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization, published the North Dakota Legislative Review, a comprehensive report on how state legislators voted during the 2011 legislative session. The scorecard seeks to show how North Dakota legislators voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote. The Council recorded and scored votes on both spending bills and policy bills, and awarded points accordingly. Policy issues voted upon included income tax cuts, pension reform, and government transparency. On spending legislation, the Council accorded a percentage score based on how much spending the legislator voted against. On policy legislation, scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Council. Taylor received a score of 33.33% on policy legislation and voted against 1.84% of state spending. On policy, Taylor was ranked 42nd and on spending was ranked 43rd, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.
Taylor and his wife Nikki have one child.
- Taylor's official campaign website
- Biography from the North Dakota State Senate website
- Legislative profile Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "Unofficial results, primary election," accessed June 12, 2012
- Bismark Tribune "General Election Results" Accessed November 6, 2012
- North Dakota 2010 General Election Results
- North Dakota candidate list
- 2010 North Dakota Primary Election Results
- 2006 election results, North Dakota Senate
- North Dakota Senate spending, 2006
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2006 contributions
- North Dakota Policy Council "The North Dakota Legislative Review - 2011," accessed January 20, 2014
- North Dakota Policy Council "2011 North Dakota Legislative Review Rankings," accessed January 26, 2014
|North Dakota State Senate District 7
| Succeeded by|
Nicole Poolman (R)