|Washington House Of Representatives District 15b|
|2009 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed||March 30, 2009|
|Bachelor's||Central Washington University, 1995|
|Place of birth||Ellensburg, WA|
Taylor earned his B.A. in Geography/Land Studies from Central Washington University. Taylor has been Planning Director for Kittitas County Planning Department, and Director of the Kittitas County Community Development Services Department. Taylor is owner of Taylor Consulting Group, specializing in land-use, water and agriculture issues, policy development and government relations, and owner of Taylor Angus Ranch. He is co-owner of D Bar D Custom Fabricators.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Operations and Elections|
|• Local Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• General Government Appropriations and Oversight|
|• State Government and Tribal Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Ecology and Parks|
|• State Government and Tribal Affairs|
|• Technology, Energy and Communications|
Taylor's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"If appointed as the 15th District Representative, I will work to increase the opportunities for existing and new businesses to prosper in the 15th District."
Private Property Rights
- Excerpt:"If appointed as the 15th District Representative, I will work to increase private property rights protection by establishing provisions within the GMA which requires governmental agencies to either compensate landowners for the public benefit they are required to provide or issue a waiver from the requirements."
- Excerpt:"If appointed as the 15th District Representative, I will work to amend the “use it or lose it” (relinquishment) provisions of Washington Water Law which ignores whether the water was actually abandoned by the owner."
- Excerpt:"If appointed as the Representative, I will work to expand the “exempt” ground water uses to allow economic development to occur in the rural areas of the 15th District."
Growth Management Act: Local Control
- Excerpt:"If appointed to serve as the 15th District Representative, I will work to dramatically change the Growth Management Act to mold it into the tool it was originally meant to be and not the weapon it has become."
Taylor won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 15b. Taylor was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Pablo Gonzalez (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 15b, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||David Taylor Incumbent||61.1%||21,904|
David Taylor was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 15. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Democrat Tom Silva in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 15b General Election (2010)|
|David Taylor (R)||19,951|
|Tom Silva (D)||11,970|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 15b Primary (2010)|
|David Taylor (R)||12,485||66.78%|
|Thomas T. Silva ()||6,210||33.22%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Taylor is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Taylor raised a total of $172,494 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|David Taylor's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 15||$58,422|
|2010||Washington State House, District 15||$114,072|
|Grand Total Raised||$172,494|
2012Taylor won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $58,422.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Taylor's campaign in 2012|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$1,800|
|Washington Bankers Association||$1,800|
|Washington Beverage Association||$1,800|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,800|
|Building Industry Association Of Washington||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$58,422|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Taylor was up for re-election, he collected $114,072 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Taylor's campaign in 2010|
|Premera Blue Cross||$2,400|
|Washington Farm Bureau||$1,850|
|Total Raised in 2010||$114,072|
- See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List
The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. 
Taylor proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $51.5 million, the 68th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Taylor voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - David Taylor|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Taylor and his wife, Molly, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "David + Taylor + Washington + House"
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- House Republicans Campaign website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Taylor
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Taylor
- "davidtaylorcampaign," Official Campaign Website
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "Taylor, David V," accessed September 30, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
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