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William Taylor
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South Carolina House District 86
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBradley University
Personal
ProfessionMedia Consultant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
William "Bill" Taylor (b. July 16, 1946) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 86. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Taylor attended Bradley University. He was a television news director, anchor, and reporter from 1965 to 1976. He was the founder and CEO of media research and consulting firms in Dallas, Los Angeles and London from 1978 to 2007.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Public Works, Vice Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent William Taylor was unopposed in the Republican primary. Taylor is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Taylor ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Taylor Incumbent 96.5% 10,931
     Other Write-Ins 3.5% 402
Total Votes 11,333

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Taylor won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in the November 2 general election[5]. He ran unopposed.

Taylor defeated incumbent James Stewart, Jr. in the Republican primary on June 8 by a margin of 2,428-1,805. Stewart was seeking his fifth term.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 86 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William Taylor (R) 9,007 97.82%
Write-In 201 2.18%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Taylor is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Taylor raised a total of $124,795 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[6]

William Taylor's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 86 Won $34,679
2010 South Carolina State House, District 86 Won $90,116
Grand Total Raised $124,795

2012

Taylor won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $34,679.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Taylor's campaign in 2012
Taylor, William$7,000
Homes of Aiken LLC$1,000
Sefert, James$1,000
Furlaud, Richard M$1,000
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$34,679
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Taylor won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $90,116.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

William Taylor endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [7] He previously endorsed Rick Perry.[8]

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in South Carolina

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2013-2014

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 120th legislative session from January 8, 2013, to June 6, 2014. In 2014, a statewide session was held from June 17 to June 19 "for the consideration of certain specified matters."[9]

  • Legislators are scored on business issues, including: infrastructure funding, the Department of Employment and Workforce Integrity bill, expanding 4-year-old kindergarten and funding for the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council.
  • The scorecards are not comprehensive, but concentrate on issues related to jobs, spending, and freedom.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.

2011-2012

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 119th legislative session from January 11, 2011, to June 7, 2012. On June 2, 2011, Governor Nikki Haley attempted to call the Legislature into an "emergency" special session to begin on June 7 to create the new South Carolina Department of Administration. A lawsuit was filed by Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell, in which he contended that Haley's call for a special session was unconstitutional, and that it violated the state Constitution's requirement of separation of powers among the governor, legislature and courts.[10] On June 6, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled 3-2 against Governor Haley, stating that her order violated the Legislature's ability to set its calendar and agenda.[11] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[12] The legislature re-convened July 26.[13]

  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
  • Legislators are scored on medicaid flexibility, economic development, vetoes sustained, and record of votes.
  • Legislators are scored on limited government, the free market, and individual liberty and responsibility.
  • The RLC supports individual rights, limited government and free enterprise.
  • BIPEC uses roll call votes on business and industry issues to calculate a Vote Score for members of South Carolina's state legislature.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.

The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard

See also: The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card

The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, a conservative pro-limited government think tank in South Carolina, releases its Scorecard for South Carolina Representatives and Senators once a year. The Scorecard gives each a legislator a score based on how they voted in the two-year legislative term prior to the election on specific issues which the Palametto Liberty PAC thought were anti-limited government. "Most of the votes shown on the score card are votes that we lost. Now we can identify the Legislators that caused us to lose these votes. These Legislators are the ones who need to be replaced if we are to achieve the vision of having the most free state in the nation."[14]

2012

William Taylor received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 18th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[15] His score was followed by representatives David Tribble Jr (33%), Bill Whitmire (33%), and Tom Young (33%).[16]

Personal

Taylor is married to Donna. They have two children, Kasey and William Ryan.

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References

  1. South Carolina State Election Commission, "Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  2. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2014 Election Information," accessed March 31, 2014
  3. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
  4. South Carolina State Election Commission, "2012 Candidates," accessed April 24, 2012
  5. www.enr-scvotes.org, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 1, 2014
  6. followthemoney.org, "Taylor, Bill," accessed July 10, 2013
  7. Newt Gingrich 2012, "South Carolina Legislative Endorsements For Newt Gingrich," January 20, 2012
  8. Race 4 2012, "Perry Unveils Endorsements From 21 SC State Legislators," September 21, 2011
  9. South Carolina State Legislature Online, "H*5282 Concurrent Resolution," accessed June 26, 2014
  10. The State, "Haley tells court she has right to call special session," 6 June 2011
  11. Wltx.com, "SC Supreme Court Rules Against Nikki Haley's Extra Session," June 6, 2011
  12. TheSunNews.com, "S.C. House to have special session in June," 6 May 2011
  13. The Island Packet, "S.C. Senate OKs new congressional districted anchored in Beaufort County," June 29, 2011
  14. The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
  15. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
  16. Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
James Stewart, Jr. (R)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 86
2010–present
Succeeded by
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