Van Taylor

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Van Taylor
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Current candidacy
Running for Texas State Senate, District 8
Current office
Texas House of Representatives, District 66
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedApril 2010
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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Personal website
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Van Taylor is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 66. He was first appointed to the chamber in April 2010 to fill the remainder of Brian McCall's term.

Taylor is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 8 of the Texas State Senate.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Efficiency & Reform
Insurance

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Taylor served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 15 of the 31 seats in the Texas State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Van Taylor was unopposed in the Republican primary. Taylor will face Scott Jameson (L) in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Taylor ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 66. Taylor ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Taylor won re-election in District 66 in 2010. He defeated Mabrie Jackson in the April 13 Republican primary runoff and was subsequently appointed state representative to serve the remainder of Brian McCall's term after Jackson withdrew from the May 8 special election. Taylor defeated independent Eric Roberson in the November 2 general election.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 66
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Van Taylor (R) 25,279 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Taylor is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Taylor raised a total of $1,421,716 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[5]

Van Taylor's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State House, District 66 Won $203,439
2010 Texas State House, District 66 Won $1,218,277
Grand Total Raised $1,421,716

2012

Taylor won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $203,439.
Texas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Van Taylor's campaign in 2012
Denbury Resources$10,000
Taylor, Nicholas C$10,000
Henry, James$6,000
Taylor, Catherine$5,000
Ahlberg, Trevor$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$203,439
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Taylor won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $1,218,277.

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Taylor received a score of 99.9 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Van Taylor received a grade of A on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Taylor was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian McCall
Texas House Of Representatives District 66
April 20, 2010-present
Succeeded by
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