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|Position = Virginia House of Delegates, District 85
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Scott Taylor''' {{2013is}} a [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013#District 85|District 85]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/2013StatewideandHODJunePrimaries.pdf Virginia State Board of Elections, "2013 Primary Candidates", Accessed April 8, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Scott Taylor''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing [[Virginia House of Delegates District 85|District 85]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Taylor received a graduate certificate in Government Contracting from Old Dominion University. He is currently studying International Relations at Harvard University Extension School. Taylor is a licensed real estate broker and owns a fitness center. He served as a Navy SEAL from 1997 to 2005 and spent two years as a SEAL instructor.  
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Taylor earned his graduate certificate in Government Contracting from Old Dominion University, and is studying International Relations at Harvard University Extension School. Taylor's professional experience includes working as a licensed real estate broker and owning a fitness center. He served as a Navy SEAL from 1997 to 2005 and spent two years as a SEAL instructor.  
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Taylor previously ran in the 2008 Virginia Beach Mayoral Election and for [[Virginia's 2nd Congressional District]] in 2010.<ref>[http://bearingdrift.com/2009/09/22/scott-taylor-announcing-in-the-2nd/ ''bearingdrift.com'', "Scott Taylor announcing in the 2nd," September 22, 2009]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2014-2015===
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 =Counties, Cities and Towns
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Campaign Themes===
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===Campaign themes===
 
====2013====
 
====2013====
Taylor's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.scotttaylorva.com/issues/ Issues, Scott Taylor for Delegate, Accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
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Taylor's website highlighted the following campaign issues:<ref>[http://www.scotttaylorva.com/issues/ ''Scott Taylor for Delegate'', "Issues," accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
 
*'''Committed to Freedom
 
*'''Committed to Freedom
"As Chairman of Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, he fought against dangerous national security leaks in the Obama Administration."
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:Excerpt: "As Chairman of Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, he fought against dangerous national security leaks in the Obama Administration."
  
 
*'''School Safety
 
*'''School Safety
"Our state must lead by creating easily understood, minimum standards for safety at every school, with clear and rehearsed lockdown plans, clear communication, and effective partnerships between school staff and first responders."
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:Excerpt: "Our state must lead by creating easily understood, minimum standards for safety at every school, with clear and rehearsed lockdown plans, clear communication, and effective partnerships between school staff and first responders."
  
 
*'''Smaller Government
 
*'''Smaller Government
"Raised by a single mother, working on a farm and paying taxes at age 11, and being blessed with an excellent mentor, all contributed to Scott’s understanding of conservative principals. Scott understands how taking more money from struggling families hurts their quality of life."
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:Excerpt: "Raised by a single mother, working on a farm and paying taxes at age 11, and being blessed with an excellent mentor, all contributed to Scott’s understanding of conservative principals. Scott understands how taking more money from struggling families hurts their quality of life."
  
 
*'''Second Amendment
 
*'''Second Amendment
"Scott Taylor understands that Second Amendment rights are about individual self-defense. More gun laws hurt your ability to defend yourself against a criminal who has decided to ignore the law anyway."
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:Excerpt: "Scott Taylor understands that Second Amendment rights are about individual self-defense. More gun laws hurt your ability to defend yourself against a criminal who has decided to ignore the law anyway."
  
 
*'''Education
 
*'''Education
"Scott Taylor believes Kempsville schools are among the best, and Scott knows today’s learning leads to tomorrow’s jobs. Scott’s extensive military training, Master’s certificate from Old Dominion University and current work toward an ALB International Relations degree from Harvard University shows his commitment to learning."
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:Excerpt: "Scott Taylor believes Kempsville schools are among the best, and Scott knows today’s learning leads to tomorrow’s jobs. Scott’s extensive military training, Master’s certificate from Old Dominion University and current work toward an ALB International Relations degree from Harvard University shows his commitment to learning."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Taylor {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 85. Taylor defeated [[Gary C. Byler]] and [[T. Jeremy Waters]] in the June 11 Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Unofficial Primary Results," Accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
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Taylor won the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 85. Taylor defeated [[Gary C. Byler]] and [[T. Jeremy Waters]] in the June 11 Republican primary. He defeated [[Bill Dale]] (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Unofficial Primary Results," accessed June 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates, District 85 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Other
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|winner1 = Scott W. Taylor
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|votes1 = 11041
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|candidate2 = Bill Dale
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|candidate3= Write-in
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|votes2 = 8528
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|votes3=53
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates District 85
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|party= Republican
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|winner1 = Scott Taylor
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|candidate2 = Gary Byler
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|candidate3 = Jeremy Waters
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|votes1 = 1340
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|votes2 = 1024
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|votes3 = 541
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:: ''See also: [[2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates]]''
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Incumbent [[Bob Tata]] ([[Republican|R]]), who has held this seat since 1984, is not seeking re-election. After an active [[Republican]] primary, the perceived establishment choice did not win the nomination for this district east of Norfolk. Although [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|R]]) won handily here in 2009 with 64 percent of the vote, President [[Barack Obama]] ([[Democratic|D]]) and presidential candidate [[Mitt Romney]] ([[Republican|R]]) tied here in 2012. Political observers speculated that, if Taylor were deemed too extreme by a significant portion of the electorate, [[Bill Dale]] ([[Democratic|D]]) may win this open seat for the [[Democrat]]s in November 2013.<ref>[http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/221 ''VPAP'', "House of Delegates District 85," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/11/1197965/-A-look-at-the-2013-Virginia-House-of-Delegates-Elections ''Daily Kos'', "A look at the 2013 Virginia House of Delegates Elections," April 11, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/republicans-certain-to-retain-control-of-virginia-house-of-delegates/ ''University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball'', "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013]</ref>
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==Scorecards==
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===2013===
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In 2013, Taylor earned a 92% rating from the National Rifleman's Association for his positions on gun rights.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/144514/scott-taylor#.UdxvdoYlPsY ''votesmart.org'', "Scott W. Taylor's Ratings and Endorsements," accessed July 9, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==
In 2013, Taylor has been endorsed by the following:<ref>[http://www.scotttaylorva.com/endorsements/ Endorsements, Scott Taylor for Delegate, Accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
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===2013===
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In 2013, Taylor has been endorsed by the following:<ref>[http://www.scotttaylorva.com/endorsements/ ''Scott Taylor for Delegate,'' "Endorsements," accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
 
* [[Bob Purkey]]
 
* [[Bob Purkey]]
 
* [[Barry Knight]]
 
* [[Barry Knight]]
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* [[Terry Kilgore]]
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* [[Chris Jones]]
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* [[Jackson H. Miller]]
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* [[Ronald Villanueva]]
 
* Will Sessoms
 
* Will Sessoms
 
* Bill DeSteph
 
* Bill DeSteph
 
* Jim Wood
 
* Jim Wood
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* Harry Diezel
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* Louis Jones
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* Bob Dyer
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* John Urhin
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* Dan Edwards
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* Bill Brunke
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Taylor currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/144514/scott-taylor#.Ucnmkoa6Sjs ''votesmart.org'', "Scott Taylor Political Summary," accessed June 25, 2013]</ref>
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Taylor is the President of the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, and served on the board of the UDT/SEAL Museum and the Virginia Beach Forum.
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==Controversies==
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===Bin Laden Raid Criticism===
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During the 2012 presidential campaign, Taylor appeared on a 22-minute video produced by the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, which he is the president of. In the video, he criticized the Obama administration for the declassification of information related to the raid on Osama Bin Laden.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/us/politics/ex-military-and-cia-officers-attack-obama-over-bin-laden-leaks.html?_r=0 ''nytimes.com'', "Ex-Officers Attack Obama Over Leaks on Bin Laden Raid," August 15, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/16/politics/former-seals-obama/index.html ''cnn.com'', "Former special forces officers slam Obama over leaks on bin Laden killing," August 17, 2012]</ref>
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==Additional reading==
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* [http://hamptonroads.com/2013/04/mudslinging-mars-gop-primary-state-house-seat ''The Virginian-Pilot'', "Mudslinging mars GOP primary for state House seat," April 26, 2013]
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* [http://bearingdrift.com/2012/12/06/taylor-to-run-for-delegate-in-85th-district/ ''Bearing Drift'', "Taylor to run for delegate in 85th District"]
  
 
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==See also==
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*[[Virginia State Legislature]]
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*[[Virginia House of Delegates]]
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*[[Virginia House of Delegates#Standing committees|Virginia House of Delegates Committees]]
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*[[Virginia state legislative districts]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/members/members.php?id=H0265 Del. Taylor's website]
 
* [http://www.scotttaylorva.com/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://www.scotttaylorva.com/ Campaign website]
* [http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/151897 Virginia Public Access Project page]
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* [http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000192/scott-w-taylor/ Profile from Open States]
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* [http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/151897 ''Virginia Public Access Project'' profile]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/scotttaylorvirginia Facebook page]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/scotttaylorvirginia Facebook page]
 
* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/scottwtaylor1 LinkedIn page]
 
* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/scottwtaylor1 LinkedIn page]
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* [https://twitter.com/Scotttaylorva Candidate Twitter feed]
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* [http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/144514/scott-taylor#.Ujn8Wj8pYbM ''Project Vote Smart'' profile]
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* [http://vote-va.org/intro.aspx?state=va&id=vataylorscottw Vote VA profile]
  
 
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Scott Taylor
Scott Taylor.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates, District 85
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2014
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1997-2005
Personal
Place of birthHebron, VA
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Scott Taylor is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 85. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.

Biography

Taylor earned his graduate certificate in Government Contracting from Old Dominion University, and is studying International Relations at Harvard University Extension School. Taylor's professional experience includes working as a licensed real estate broker and owning a fitness center. He served as a Navy SEAL from 1997 to 2005 and spent two years as a SEAL instructor.

Taylor previously ran in the 2008 Virginia Beach Mayoral Election and for Virginia's 2nd Congressional District in 2010.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Taylor served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Counties, Cities and Towns
Transportation

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Taylor's website highlighted the following campaign issues:[2]

  • Committed to Freedom
Excerpt: "As Chairman of Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, he fought against dangerous national security leaks in the Obama Administration."
  • School Safety
Excerpt: "Our state must lead by creating easily understood, minimum standards for safety at every school, with clear and rehearsed lockdown plans, clear communication, and effective partnerships between school staff and first responders."
  • Smaller Government
Excerpt: "Raised by a single mother, working on a farm and paying taxes at age 11, and being blessed with an excellent mentor, all contributed to Scott’s understanding of conservative principals. Scott understands how taking more money from struggling families hurts their quality of life."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "Scott Taylor understands that Second Amendment rights are about individual self-defense. More gun laws hurt your ability to defend yourself against a criminal who has decided to ignore the law anyway."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Scott Taylor believes Kempsville schools are among the best, and Scott knows today’s learning leads to tomorrow’s jobs. Scott’s extensive military training, Master’s certificate from Old Dominion University and current work toward an ALB International Relations degree from Harvard University shows his commitment to learning."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Taylor won the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 85. Taylor defeated Gary C. Byler and T. Jeremy Waters in the June 11 Republican primary. He defeated Bill Dale (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3][4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 85 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott W. Taylor 56.3% 11,041
     Democratic Bill Dale 43.5% 8,528
     Other Write-in 0.3% 53
Total Votes 19,622

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Incumbent Bob Tata (R), who has held this seat since 1984, is not seeking re-election. After an active Republican primary, the perceived establishment choice did not win the nomination for this district east of Norfolk. Although Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won handily here in 2009 with 64 percent of the vote, President Barack Obama (D) and presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) tied here in 2012. Political observers speculated that, if Taylor were deemed too extreme by a significant portion of the electorate, Bill Dale (D) may win this open seat for the Democrats in November 2013.[5][6][7]

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

Scott Taylor campaign kickoff - 2013

2013

In 2013, Taylor earned a 92% rating from the National Rifleman's Association for his positions on gun rights.[8]

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Taylor has been endorsed by the following:[9]

Personal

Taylor is the President of the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, and served on the board of the UDT/SEAL Museum and the Virginia Beach Forum.

Controversies

Bin Laden Raid Criticism

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Taylor appeared on a 22-minute video produced by the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, which he is the president of. In the video, he criticized the Obama administration for the declassification of information related to the raid on Osama Bin Laden.[10][11]

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Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 85
2014–present
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