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Larry Taylor
Larry Taylor.jpg
Texas State Senate District 11
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas State House, District 24
2003 - 2013
Education
High schoolFriendswood
Bachelor'sBaylor University, 1982
Personal
Place of birthFriendswood, TX
ProfessionInsurance
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Larry Taylor is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Taylor served in the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 24 from 2003 to 2013.

Note: For the 2012 Democratic candidate for District 110 of the Texas House of Representatives, please view Larry Taylor.

Biography

Taylor received his B.B.A. from Baylor University in 1982 and currently owns Truman Taylor Insurance Company.

He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Hope Foundation, is former President of the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, former Member of the Friendswood High School Site-Based Decision-Making Committee, and former President of the Friendswood Rotary Club.[1]

Taylor has previously served as Mayor Pro Tempore and City Council member in the city of Friendswood.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Business & Commerce, Vice-chair
Education
Government Organization
Health & Human Services
Intergovernmental Relations

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

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Taylor has been a proponent of reforming the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA), the sole state insurer for wind and hail coverage for 14 coastal counties and part of Harris County.[2] He had introduced a proposal, HB 2818, to reform the association, but the legislation was left pending in committee.

  • HB 2818 - Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and to the resolution of certain disputes concerning claims made to that association.
  • HB 4406 - Relating to the application process for a license to carry a concealed handgun.
  • HB 4411 - Relating to a central database containing information about persons who have been convicted of or received a grant of deferred adjudication for certain offenses involving the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.
  • HB 4651 - Relating to the sovereign immunity of certain local governmental entities regarding certain contracts.
  • HB 4798 - Relating to the creation of the League City Improvement District; providing authority to impose an assessment, impose a sales and use tax, and issue bonds.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Taylor won election in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 11. Taylor defeated Dave Norman and Daniel McCool in the May 29 primary election and defeated Jacqueline Acquistapace (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Texas State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Taylor 66% 181,106
     Democratic Jacqueline Acquistapace 34% 93,227
Total Votes 274,333


Texas State Senate District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Taylor 58.2% 29,816
Dave Norman 25.3% 12,932
Daniel McCool 16.5% 8,460
Total Votes 51,208

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Taylor won re-election to the 24th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the March 2nd primary. Taylor defeated Libertarian Joel Grace in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 24
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Larry Taylor (R) 39,193 88.7%
Joel Grace (L) 4,989 11.29%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Taylor won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 24th District, defeating Rafael Ramos (L). Taylor received 47,378 votes in the election while Ramos received 7,515 votes.[8] Taylor raised $162,158 for his campaign.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 24
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Larry Taylor (R) 47,378 86.30%
Rafael Ramos (L) 7,515 13.69%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Taylor is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Taylor raised a total of $3,411,291 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 21, 2013.[10][11]

Larry Taylor's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State Senate, District 11 Won $2,031,071
2010 Texas State Senate, District 24 Won $333,352
2008 Texas State Senate, District 24 Won $162,158
2006 Texas State Senate, District 24 Won $164,438
2004 Texas State Senate, District 24 Won $111,050
2002 Texas State Senate, District 24 Won $329,577
1998 Texas State Senate, District 24 Defeated $279,645
Grand Total Raised $3,411,291

2012

Taylor won election to the Texas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $2,031,071.

2010

Taylor won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $333,352.

2008

Taylor won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $162,158.

2006

Taylor won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $164,438.

2004

Taylor won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $111,050.

2002

Taylor won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $329,577.

1998

Taylor lost the election for the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Taylor raised a total of $279,645.

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[12] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Larry Taylor received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Taylor was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[13]

Personal

Taylor is married and has three children. He lives in his birthplace of Friendswood, TX.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 24
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Greg Bonnen (R)
Preceded by
Mike Jackson (R)
Texas State Senate District 11
2013–present
Succeeded by
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