|North Dakota State Senate District 7|
|Minority Leader, North Dakota State Senate|
|Per diem||Up to $1,040/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||North Dakota State University|
Taylor is a Rancher/Columnist/Territory Manager for Fort Dodge Animal Health.
Taylor earned his BS in Agricultural Economics/Mass Communications from North Dakota State University.
Taylor serves as Minority Leader in the 2011-2012 session. He is not listed on any committees.
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Taylor served on these committees:
Taylor was the Democratic nominee for governor in 2012. His running mate was Ellen Chaffee. In the general election in November, they faced Republican incumbents Jack Dalrymple & Drew Wrigley and two pairs of independent nominees, Roland Riemers & Anthony Johns and Paul Sorum & Michael Coachman. They were defeated by incumbents Dalrymple and Wrigley.
|Governor/Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jack Dalrymple & Drew Wrigley Incumbent||63.1%||200,525|
|Democratic||Ryan Taylor & Ellen Chaffee||34.3%||109,048|
|Independent||Paul Sorum & Michael Coachman||1.7%||5,356|
|Independent||Roland Riemers & Anthony Johns||0.8%||2,618|
|Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.|
Taylor was not opposed in the primary election on June 8, 2010.
|North Dakota Senate General Election, District 7 (2010)|
|Ryan Taylor (D)||3,376||60.39%|
|Craig Wollenburg (R)||2,210||39.53%|
On November 7, 2006, Taylor was re-elected to the 7th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Dick Anderson (R).  Taylor raised $4,325 for his campaign, while Anderson raised $3,350. 
|North Dakota Senate, District 7 (2008)|
|Ryan Taylor (D)||3,715|
|Dick Anderson (R)||1,947|
Taylor & Chaffee lost the election to the position of North Dakota Governor/Lieutenant Governor in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor & Chaffee raised a total of $651,284.
|North Dakota Governor/Lieutenant Governor 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ryan Taylor's campaign in 2012|
|Friends of Kent Conrad||$55,000|
|North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives||$12,000|
|Democratic Governors Association||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$651,284|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Taylor received $14,778 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ryan Taylor's campaign in 2010|
|North Dakota Senate Democratic-NPL Caucus||$3,250|
|Boilermakers Local 647||$1,400|
|North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$14,778|
In 2006, Taylor collected $4,325 in donations. These were the largest contributors.
|NORTH DAKOTA SENATE DEMOCRATIC-NPL CAUCUS||$1,250|
|NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL||$500|
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES||$500|
Taylor and his wife Nikki have one child.
- Taylor's official campaign website
- Biography from the North Dakota State Senate website
- Legislative profile Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- ↑ North Dakota Secretary of State, "Unofficial results, primary election," accessed June 12, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Bismark Tribune "General Election Results" Accessed November 6, 2012
- ↑ North Dakota 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ North Dakota candidate list
- ↑ 2010 North Dakota Primary Election Results
- ↑ 2006 election results, North Dakota Senate
- ↑ North Dakota Senate spending, 2006
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2006 contributions
|North Dakota State Senate District 7
| Succeeded by|
Nicole Poolman (R)