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David Taylor

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David Taylor
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Washington House Of Representatives District 15b
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedMarch 30, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCentral Washington University, 1995
Personal
Birthday02/17/1972
Place of birthEllensburg, WA
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Taylor is a Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 15. He was first appointed to the chamber on March 30, 2009.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Government Operations and Elections
Local Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Taylor's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Economic Development

  • 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."

Water Resources

  • 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."

“Exempt” Wells

  • 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."

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 15b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Taylor Incumbent 61.1% 21,904
     Democratic Pablo Gonzalez 38.9% 13,957
Total Votes 35,861

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 15b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Taylor (R) 19,951
Tom Silva (D) 11,970
Washington House of Representatives, District 15b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Taylor (R) 12,485 66.78%
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas T. Silva () 6,210 33.22%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5] 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.[6]

David Taylor's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 15 Won $58,422
2010 Washington State House, District 15 Won $114,072
Grand Total Raised $172,494

2012

Taylor 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

2010

In 2010, a year in which Taylor was up for re-election, he collected $114,072 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Taylor's campaign in 2010
Philip Morris$2,400
Avista Corp$2,400
Premera Blue Cross$2,400
Wal-Mart$2,100
Washington Farm Bureau$1,850
Total Raised in 2010 $114,072

Scorecards

Freedom Foundation

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. [8]

2012

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.[9]

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

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.[10] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd 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)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y N N Y

Personal

Taylor and his wife, Molly, have two children.

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Washington House of Representatives District 15
2009–present
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