Jerry Taylor

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Jerry Taylor
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Arkansas State Senate District 23
Former officeholder
In office
2005-January 10, 2013
Base salary$15,869 per year
Per diem$136 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2004
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Arkansas House of Representatives
City of Pine Bluff Mayor
High schoolRison High School (1955)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of serviceDates not available
Date of birthOctober 9, 1937
Place of birthRison, Arkansas
ReligionFreewill Baptist
Office website
Jerry Taylor (b. October 9, 1937) was a Democratic member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 23 from 2005 to 2013. He served as Assistant President Pro Tempore for the 4th District.

Taylor was Alderman for the City of Pine Bluff from 1980 to 1992. He then served as Mayor of the City of Pine Bluff from 1992 to 2000. He served in the Arkansas State House of Representatives from 2001 to 2004.

Taylor received his diploma from Rison High School in 1955. He has served in the United States Army. He has also worked as a Registered Land Surveyor and Real Estate Broker. He is now retired.

Committee assignments


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

  • Subcommittee on Special Language


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



On November 4, 2008, Taylor won re-election to the 23rd District Seat in the Arkansas State Senate, running unopposed in the general election.[1]

Taylor raised $45,772 for his campaign.[2]

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

Taylor raised no money in the 2010 election cycle.


In 2008, Taylor collected $45,772 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Stephens Group $4,422
Philip Morris $3,000
Arkansas Health Care Association $2,000
Friedkin Business Services $2,000
South Arkansas Telephone Co. $2,000

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Taylor and his wife, Linda, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arkansas State Senate District 23
Succeeded by
Ronald Caldwell (R)