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Tom Taylor
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Georgia House of Representatives District 79
In office
January 11, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$17,342/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Councilman, City Council of Dunwoody, Georgia
Bachelor'sGeorgia State University
Master'sGeorgia State University
Place of birthBoca Raton, FL
Office website
Tom Taylor is a Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 79. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

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.

Committee assignments


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:


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.[1][2] 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.[3] HB 194 has been referred to the Business and Industry Committee of the New Mexico House of Representatives.[4]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Tom Taylor endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]



See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election 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 will face James Bradley "Brad" Goodchild in the Republican primary.[6]


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[7] Taylor ran unopposed in the general election.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 79, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Taylor Incumbent 100% 17,065
Total Votes 17,065


See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Taylor defeated Keith Kaylor (D) in the November 2 general election.[9]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 79 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png 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.[10]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 79 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Tom Taylor 3,735 70.3%
Tammy Anderson 1,578 29.7%

Campaign donors

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.[11]

Tom Taylor's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State House, District 79 Won $28,971
2010 Georgia State House, District 79 Won $28,809
Grand Total Raised $57,780


Taylor won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $28,971.


In 2010, a year in which Taylor was up for re-election, he collected $28,809 in donations.[12]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Taylor, Tom $10,410
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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Political offices
Preceded by
Fran Millar
Georgia House District 79
Succeeded by