Ryan Taylor

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Ryan Taylor
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North Dakota State Senate District 7
Former member
In office
2002-2012
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Leader, North Dakota State Senate
2011-2012
Compensation
Base salary$148/day
Per diemUp to $1,040/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University
Personal
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Ryan Taylor is a former Democratic member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 7 from 2002 to 2012. He served as Minority Leader. He ran for Governor of North Dakota in the 2012 elections.

Taylor is a Rancher/Columnist/Territory Manager for Fort Dodge Animal Health.

Taylor earned his B.S. in Agricultural Economics/Mass Communications from North Dakota State University.

Committee assignments

Taylor serves as Minority Leader in the 2011-2012 session. He is not listed on any committees.

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota gubernatorial election, 2012

Taylor was the Democratic nominee for governor in 2012. His running mate was Ellen Chaffee. In the general election in November, they faced Republican incumbents Jack Dalrymple & Drew Wrigley and two pairs of independent nominees, Roland Riemers & Anthony Johns and Paul Sorum & Michael Coachman.[1][2] They were defeated by incumbents Dalrymple and Wrigley.[2]

Governor/Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Dalrymple & Drew Wrigley Incumbent 63.1% 200,525
     Democratic Ryan Taylor & Ellen Chaffee 34.3% 109,048
     independent Paul Sorum & Michael Coachman 1.7% 5,356
     independent Roland Riemers & Anthony Johns 0.8% 2,618
Total Votes 317,547
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.


2010

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Taylor won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate District 7, defeating Craig Wollenburg (R).[3][4]

Taylor was not opposed in the primary election on June 8, 2010.[5]

North Dakota Senate General Election, District 7 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Taylor (D) 3,376 60.39%
Craig Wollenburg (R) 2,210 39.53%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Taylor was re-elected to the 7th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Dick Anderson (R). [6] Taylor raised $4,325 for his campaign, while Anderson raised $3,350. [7]

North Dakota Senate, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Taylor (D) 3,715
Dick Anderson (R) 1,947

Campaign donors

2012

Taylor & Chaffee lost the election to the position of North Dakota Governor/Lieutenant Governor in 2012. During that election cycle, Taylor & Chaffee raised a total of $651,284.

2010

In 2010, Taylor received $14,778 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ryan Taylor's campaign in 2010
North Dakota Senate Democratic-NPL Caucus$3,250
DAK PAC$3,000
Boilermakers Local 647$1,400
Actblue$1,153
North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $14,778

2006

In 2006, Taylor collected $4,325 in donations.[9] These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA SENATE DEMOCRATIC-NPL CAUCUS $1,250
DAK PAC $500
NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL $500
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES $500

Personal

Taylor and his wife Nikki have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Dakota State Senate District 7
2002–2012
Succeeded by
Nicole Poolman (R)