Larry Taylor (Texas)

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Larry Taylor
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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
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Larry Taylor is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 11 since 2013.

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

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

Biography

Taylor is the owner of the Truman Taylor Insurance Agency.

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]

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

2009-2010

Issues

Legislation

  • 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.[2]

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.[3] He had introduced a proposal, HB 2818, to reform the association, but the legislation was left pending in committee.

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%

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."[10] 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."[11]

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Taylor raised a total of $333,352 in 2010. Below are Taylor's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[12]

Contributor 2010 total
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $28,645
Perry, Bob J. $12,500
Texas Association of Realtors $8,500
Independent Insurance Agents of Texas $7,500
AT&T $6,548

2008

Below are Taylor's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[13]

Contributor 2008 total
Randal M Hall $10,000
Allstate Insurance $5,500
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld $5,000
Independent Insurance Agents of Texas $5,000
Farmers Insurance Group $4,500

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Personal

Taylor was born and raised in Friendswood, TX, where he still resides and is married with three children. He received his BBA from Baylor University in 1982 and currently owns Truman Taylor Insurance Company. Rep.

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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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