|Georgia House of Representatives District 79|
|January 11, 2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Councilman, City Council of Dunwoody, Georgia|
|Bachelor's||Georgia State University|
|Master's||Georgia State University|
|Place of birth||Boca Raton, FL|
Taylor served on the Dunwoody City Council from 2008 to 2010.
Taylor earned his B.S. in International Relations and Economics and his M.B.A. in International Business from Georgia State University. His professional experience includes working as the Vice President of Citizens for Dunwoody, Inc, and Manager for DynCorp International and Rockwell International Tactical Systems. He served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve fro 21 years.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Regulated Industries, Vice Chair|
|• Economic Development and Tourism|
|• Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Overview|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Development and Tourism|
|• Regulated Industries|
Taxi industry deregulation
On January 22, 2013, Taylor and Representative Carl Trujillo introduced HB 194, a bill to amend the Motor Carrier Act. The bill, drafted by the Think New Mexico think tank, would deregulate the taxi, moving, and shuttle businesses in New Mexico by making it easier for new operators to enter the market. Presently, New Mexico's Public Regulation Commission must deny applications for operator licenses if existing operators demonstrate that they would lose business, but HB 194 would require existing operators to demonstrate that quality of motor carrier services to a given community would be negatively affected for the PRC to reject a new application. Firms would be able to change the rates they charge without PRC approval if the rates remain below the PRC-set maximum. HB 194 has been referred to the Business and Industry Committee of the New Mexico House of Representatives.
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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Thomas K. "Tom" Taylor defeated James Bradley "Brad" Goodchild in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 79 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Tom Taylor Incumbent||71.9%||3,068|
|James Bradley Goodchild||28.1%||1,202|
Taylor ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 79. Taylor ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. Taylor ran unopposed in the general election.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 79, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Tom Taylor Incumbent||100%||17,065|
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 79 (2010)|
|Tom Taylor (R)||10,929||67.7%|
|Keith Kaylor (D)||5,207||32.3%|
Taylor defeated Tammy Anderson in the July 20 primary by a margin of 3,735-1,578.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 79 - Republican Primary (2010)|
Comprehensive donor information for Taylor is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Taylor raised a total of $57,780 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 27, 2013.
|Tom Taylor's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Georgia State House, District 79||$28,971|
|2010||Georgia State House, District 79||$28,809|
|Grand Total Raised||$57,780|
2012Taylor won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $28,971.
|Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tom Taylor's campaign in 2012|
|Calvin Giordano & Associates Inc||$2,500|
|Jat Consulting Services Inc||$2,500|
|Georgians for Jerguson||$1,792|
|Riley Mclendon Llc||$1,250|
|Georgia Dental Association||$1,200|
|Total Raised in 2012||$28,971|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Taylor was up for re-election, he collected $28,809 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Friends Of Dan Weber||$2,400|
|Ralston For Representative||$1,000|
|Calvin Giordano & Associates Inc||$1,000|
Taylor and his wife, Wendi, have one child.
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- Tom Taylor on the Georgia House of Representatives website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Tom Taylor on Twitter
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Tom Taylor on Facebook
- Think New Mexico, "Rethink the PRC: Issue Summary," accessed February 18, 2013
- Text of HB 194
- Sterling Fluharty, Santa Fe Reporter, "New Mexico Might See More Taxis," February 17, 2013
- Bill information for HB 194
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Georgia Elected Officials and Leaders," January 20, 2012
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 10, 2014
- Georgia Secretary of State, "GA - Election Results," accessed May 28, 2014
- Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division, "Candidate List" accessed May 29, 2012
- Georgia Elections Division, "2012 Election Results" accessed November 16, 2012
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Official 2010 Election results," accessed April 16, 2014
- Georgia Secretary of State, "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 16, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Taylor, Tom," accessed August 27, 2013
- 210 contributions
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 4, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
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