James Taylor

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James Taylor
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Candidate for
North Carolina State Senate District 32
High schoolParkland High School, 1999
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina Central University
Place of birthWinston-Salem, NC
Campaign website
James Taylor was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 32 of the North Carolina State Senate.


Campaign themes


Taylor's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Economic Development and Fiscal Policy

  • "Encourage more cooperation between community colleges and private companies to create critical job training programs."
  • "Modernize the revenue system and avoid taxing investments and production."


  • "Promote a greater emphasis on STEM-focused learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)."
  • "Fully invest in education to improve test scores, achievement gaps, and graduation rates."


  • "Stop transferring funds from the Highway Trust Fund to the General Fund."
  • "Reform the state’s highway equity formula to provide relief to congestion-plagued cities."


  • "Focus on preventive care and wellness, not coverage only."
  • "Seek more freedom from Washington bureaucrats to reform Medicaid policy."

Public Safety

  • "Maintain North Carolina’s commitment to preventing crime while reserving prison for violent and repeat offenders."
  • "Reform the failing state probation system."



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Taylor ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina State Senate District 32. He was defeated by Earline W. Parmon in the Democratic primary on May 8.[2][3]

North Carolina State Senate District 32 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEarline Parmon 60% 10,858
James Taylor 35.7% 6,452
Wilbert S. Banks 4.3% 785
Total Votes 18,095


Taylor and his wife, Deanna, have three children; James III, Jacob, and Jada.

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