Larry Taylor (Texas)
|Texas State Senate District 11|
|2013 - Present|
|January 10, 2017|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Texas State House, District 24|
|2003 - 2013|
He has previously served as Mayor Pro Tempore and City Council member in the city of Friendswood.
- Note: For the 2012 Democratic candidate for District 110 of the Texas House of Representatives, please view Larry Taylor.
Taylor is the owner of the Truman Taylor Insurance Agency.
He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Hope Foundation, is former President of the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, former Member of the Friendswood High School Site-Based Decision-Making Committee, and former President of the Friendswood Rotary Club.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business & Commerce, Vice-chair|
|• Government Organization|
|• Health & Human Services|
|• Intergovernmental Relations|
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Ways & Means|
- HB 2818 - Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and to the resolution of certain disputes concerning claims made to that association.
- HB 4406 - Relating to the application process for a license to carry a concealed handgun.
- HB 4411 - Relating to a central database containing information about persons who have been convicted of or received a grant of deferred adjudication for certain offenses involving the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.
- HB 4651 - Relating to the sovereign immunity of certain local governmental entities regarding certain contracts.
- HB 4798 - Relating to the creation of the League City Improvement District; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a sales and use tax, and issue bonds.
Texas Windstorm Insurance Association
Taylor has been a proponent of reforming the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA), the sole state insurer for wind and hail coverage for 14 coastal counties and part of Harris County. He had introduced a proposal, HB 2818, to reform the association, but the legislation was left pending in committee.
- See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012
Taylor won election in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 11. Taylor defeated Dave Norman and Daniel McCool in the May 29 primary election and defeated Jacqueline Acquistapace (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012|
|Texas State Senate District 11 Republican Primary, 2012|
| Texas House of Representatives, District 24 |
2010 General election results
|Larry Taylor (R)||39,193||88.7%|
|Joel Grace (L)||4,989||11.29%|
On November 4, 2008, Taylor won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 24th District, defeating Rafael Ramos (L). Taylor received 47,378 votes in the election while Ramos received 7,515 votes. Taylor raised $162,158 for his campaign.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 24|
|Larry Taylor (R)||47,378||86.30%|
|Rafael Ramos (L)||7,515||13.69%|
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
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 are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Larry Taylor received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Taylor was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Taylor raised a total of $333,352 in 2010. Below are Taylor's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$28,645|
|Perry, Bob J.||$12,500|
|Texas Association of Realtors||$8,500|
|Independent Insurance Agents of Texas||$7,500|
Below are Taylor's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Randal M Hall||$10,000|
|Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld||$5,000|
|Independent Insurance Agents of Texas||$5,000|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$4,500|
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Taylor was born and raised in Friendswood, TX, where he still resides and is married with three children. He received his BBA from Baylor University in 1982 and currently owns Truman Taylor Insurance Company. Rep.
- Larry Taylor campaign website
- Texas House of Representatives - Rep. Taylor
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2008, 2004, 2002, 1998
- Freedom Speaks profile
- Texas State Directory profile
- Texas Political Almanac HD 24 page
- Texas Tribune profile & bio
- Vote-TX.org profile
- State Surge profile
- Texas Conservative Coalition profile
- Larry Taylor on Facebook
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Taylor
- ↑ Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Taylor
- ↑ Texas Watchdog, "State windstorm agency’s alleged bungling of Hurricane Ike claims detailed for legislators; insurance chairman Rep. John Smithee ponders dismantling TWIA", March 16,2011
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State - 2012 Election and Candidate Information
- ↑ Texas Secretary of State Election History
- ↑ Office of the (Texas) Secretary of State, "Race Summary Report," accessed July 12, 2012
- ↑ Official Texas Election Results
- ↑ Texas House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 24 Texas House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index"
- ↑ Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Advocates
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
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