|Georgia House of Representatives District 173|
|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|
|Place of birth||Thomasville, GA|
Taylor's professional experience includes owning and operating Taylor Benefit Resources, Inc., and Administrative Claim Service, and working as a claims manager for Sunnyland Foods and a benefit coordinator for Flowers Industries, Inc.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Safety and Homeland Security, Vice Chair|
|• Agriculture and Consumer Affairs|
|• Governmental Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:
|Georgia Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Children and Youth|
|• Public Safety and Homeland Security|
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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Keith L. Jenkins, Sr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Darlene K. Taylor defeated Donald W. Clark in the Republican primary. Jenkins will face Taylor in the general election.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 173 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Darlene Taylor Incumbent||51.9%||1,907|
|Donald W. Clark||48.1%||1,768|
Taylor ran in the 2012 election for Georgia House of Representatives District 173. Taylor ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Haley Shank ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. Taylor defeated Haley Shank in the general election.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 173, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Darlene K. Taylor Incumbent||59.1%||12,055|
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 173 (2010)|
|Darlene Taylor (R)||9,357||67.7%|
|Haley Shank (D)||4,458||32.3%|
Taylor defeated Heather Abbott and Ryan Lee in the July 20 primary.
|Georgia House of Representatives, District 173 - 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 $129,882 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.
|Darlene Taylor's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Georgia State House, District 173||$69,791|
|2010||Georgia State House, District 173||$60,091|
|Grand Total Raised||$129,882|
2012Taylor won re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $69,791.
|Georgia House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Darlene Taylor's campaign in 2012|
|Taylor Benefit Resource||$4,164|
|Total Raised in 2012||$69,791|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Taylor was up for re-election, he collected $60,091 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Taylor Benefit Resource||$3,762|
|Taylor, Darlene K||$3,150|
|South Georgia Maintenance Services||$3,010|
Taylor and her husband, John, have two children.
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- Official campaign website
- Darlene Taylor on the Georgia House of Representatives website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- 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, Darlene K," accessed August 30, 2013
- 210 contributions
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 4, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
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