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Mary Taylor (Ohio)

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Mary Taylor
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Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Ohio Director of Insurance
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 4
PredecessorLee Fisher (D)
Base salary$150,400
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,932,206
Term limits2 terms
Prior offices
Ohio State Auditor
January 8, 2007 – January 9, 2011
Ohio House of Representatives
Member, Green City Council
Bachelor'sUniversity of Akron
Master'sUniversity of Akron
Date of birthMarch 7, 1966
Place of birthNortheast Ohio
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Mary Taylor, (b. March 7, 1966 in Green, Ohio), is the 65th and current Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. A Republican, she was first elected in 2010 on a ticket with John Kasich and assumed office on January 10, 2011. Upon being sworn in, Kasich appointed Taylor to also serve as the Ohio Director of Insurance and to head up CSI Ohio - the "Common Sense Initiative" to reform the state's regulatory policies.[1]

The office of lieutenant governor is part of the governor's office and has no budget itself. Naming Taylor to head the Department of Insurance allowed her to collect a higher salary while also saving money that would have otherwise come from the governor's budget.[2]

Prior to becoming lieutenant governor, Taylor served as Ohio State Auditor from 2007-2011 and was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 2003-2006.[1] She began her career in politics in 2001 when she was elected to the Green City Council.

During her time as auditor, Taylor targeted the administration of then Gov. Ted Strickland (D). He, in return, accused her of using her office for political motivation.[3]


Taylor began her career in 1990 with Deloitte and Touche, one of the “big four” national accounting firms. She joined the Akron firm of Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company in 1994, where she served as director of the firm's tax department and senior manager of the employee benefits practice.[4]


  • MA, Taxation, University of Akron
  • BS, Accounting, University of Akron[5]

Political career

Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (2011-present)

Taylor is the current Republican Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. She was first elected in 2010 on a ticket with John Kasich, the current Governor of Ohio, and assumed office on January 10, 2011. In her role as lieutenant governor, Taylor also serves as the Ohio Director of Insurance.


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mary Taylor (Ohio) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Ohio Auditor (2007-2011)

Before becoming lieutenant governor, Taylor served as the Ohio State Auditor from 2007-2011.[7]



See also: Ohio lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

Taylor is eligible to run for re-election as Ohio Lieutenant Governor in 2014. She has not yet made her intentions in the race known.


See also: Ohio lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010
Governor/Lt. Governor of Ohio, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Kasich/Mary Taylor 49% 1,889,186
     Democratic Ted Strickland/Yvette McGee Brown Incumbent 47% 1,812,059
     Libertarian Ken Matesz/Margaret Ann Leech 2.4% 92,116
     Green Dennis Spisak/Anita Rios 1.5% 58,475
     Write-In David Sargent 0% 633
Total Votes 3,852,469
Election Results via Ohio Secretary of State


On November 7, 2006, Mary Taylor won election to the office of Ohio Auditor of State. She defeated Barbara Sykes (D) in the general election.

Ohio Auditor of State, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Taylor 50.6% 1,940,665
     Democratic Barbara Sykes 49.4% 1,891,874
Total Votes 3,832,539
Election Results Via: Ohio Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Taylor is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Taylor raised a total of $2,932,206 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 13, 2013.[8]

Mary Taylor (Ohio)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2008 Ohio Auditor Not up for election $433,701
2006 Ohio Auditor Won $1,890,360
2004 OH House of Representatives Won $201,927
2002 OH House of Representatives Won $406,218
Grand Total Raised $2,932,206


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Political offices
Preceded by
Lee Fisher (D)
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
2011 - present
Succeeded by