|Georgia House of Representatives District 173|
|January 11, 2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||Thomasville, GA|
Taylor owns and operates Taylor Benefit Resources, Inc., a health care benefit administration firm. She previously ran Administrative Claim Service, a similar business that she sold in 1997. Before entering starting her own businesses, Taylor was a claims manager for Sunnyland Foods and a benefit coordinator for Flowers Industries, Inc. She and her husband, John, have two sons.
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|
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)|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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|
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Taylor and her husband John have two children.
- Darlene Taylor campaign website
- Georgia House of Representatives - Darlene Taylor
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- 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 - 2010 Election results
- Georgia Secretary of State, "July 20, 2010 State Representative primary results
- 210 contributions
|Georgia House District 173
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